Man, 23, jailed for 12 months after admitting attack outside Beccles pub

Ipswich Crown Court.

Ipswich Crown Court. - Credit: Archant

A man who was involved in a violent attack outside a pub during which two men were knocked unconscious has been jailed for 12 months.

Cliff Jackson and Stewart Weston had been 'minding their own business' as they walked past the Caxton Arms in Beccles when they were confronted by Daniel Webb and a 17-year-old youth who ran towards them, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

A third member of the group, Stuart Avery, was close by during the incident but did not throw any punches.

Mr Weston was on the ground when he regained consciousness and had no recollection of what had happened, said Lindsay Cox, prosecuting.

He was taken to hospital where he was found to have bruising to his jaw and concussion.

Mr Jackson was struck in the face during the incident and was lying in the road when he came round. He suffered a black eye and bruised ribs.

The incident was witnessed by two passing motorists who saw one of the injured men being punched and the other being kicked and punched.

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One of the witnesses had sounded her horn until she saw the attackers run away, said Mr Cox.

Webb, 23, of Mulberry Close, Beccles, admitted two offences of assault causing actual bodily harm and breach of a suspended sentence. He was jailed for 12 months.

Avery, 28, of Ellough Road, Beccles, admitted threatening behaviour and was given a 15-day rehabilitation activity requirement.

The 17-year-old, who cannot be identified because of his age, admitted two offences of assault causing actual bodily harm and was given 27 weeks' detention in a young offenders' institution, suspended for 18 months. He was also given a 35-day rehabilitation activity requirement.

Jamie Sawyer, for Webb, said his client had a 16-week old baby.

Peter Spary, for Avery, said his client had not struck any blows during the incident.

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