Man pleads guilty to attacking teenager with a meat cleaver

Ipswich Crown Court.

Ipswich Crown Court. - Credit: Archant

A 24-year-old Lowestoft man, who attacked a teenager with a meat cleaver, will be sentenced in September after a psychiatric report has been prepared on him.

Simon Gibb, 24, of Clapham Road North, Lowestoft, pleaded guilty at a plea and trial preparation hearing at Ipswich Crown Court via a prison video link to an offence of wounding a 17-year-old youth with intent to cause him grievous bodily harm on June 17.

He also admitted having an offensive weapon, namely a meat cleaver, in Avondale Road, Lowestoft, on the same date.

Police were called at 1am on June 17 to reports of a 17-year-old having been attacked with a meat cleaver in Avondale Road.

The victim was taken to hospital with a serious wound to his shoulder, which needed 17 stitches.

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Judge Rupert Overbury asked for a psychiatric report to be prepared on Gibb and adjourned sentence until September 7.

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