Six jailed after Brandon town centre violence; guilty were sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court

Six men who were involved in late-night violence in Brandon town centre have each been locked up for 12 months.

The incident, which took place in the Market Hill in the early hours of April 30, was captured on CCTV and footage of the violence was played at Ipswich Crown Court before the men were sentenced.

Michael Crimp, prosecuting, said that during the affray Marius Olczak suffered a cut from his eye to ear and another man had a cut on his forehead and a broken nose.

Mr Crimp said a number of people had been in the vicinity at the time of the incident and would have found what they saw disturbing.

Before the court were Joe Roper, 20, of Brandon Fields, Brandon, Christopher Smith, 21, of Dewarrene Drive, Brandon, Aaron Markiewicz, 20, of Barr Drive, Lakenheath, Jordan Craigen, 21, of Mill Hill, Brandon, Robert O'Keefe, 22, of Hythe Road, Methwold and Warren Meadows, 20, of Wilton Road, Thetford.

They all admitted an offence of affray and Roper, Markiewicz and Meadows were all sentenced to 12 months detention and O'Keefe, Craigen and Smith were each jailed for 12 months.

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