Man convicted after Lowestoft incident
A 20 year-old man has been jailed for grievous bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapons following an incident in Lowestoft last year.
Cameron Brookshawe of St. Annes Crescent in Great Yarmouth appeared at Ipswich Crown Court today, (Wednesday 14 August) , where he was sentenced to 27 months detention in a young offenders institute after pleading guilty to possession an offensive weapon and causing GBH at an earlier hearing.
The incident took place on 29 September 2018 in the evening when Brookshawe attacked an 18 year old male victim, and who was known to him with a bladed weapon. The incident focussed around a debt of around £1000 which the victim owed Brookshawe.
On the day in question the victim’s father and Brookshawe had a verbal altercation in Lowestoft High Street about the debt. A short while later Brookshawe arrived outside a property on St Peter’s Street in a car and went in to his car boot and pulled something out. The victim then armed himself with a piece of wooden fence panel. Brookshawe confronted the victim outside and then attacked him with the knife, stabbing him in the left arm before fleeing the scene. The victim was taken to hospital for treatment to his injury and released a short while later.
Police were immediately called and following their enquiries Brookshawe was arrested and taken to Great Yarmouth Police Investigation for questioning and he was subsequently charged on 2 October with grievous bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon, namely a bladed article.
Investigating officer Andrew Thawley from Lowestoft CID said: “This was a violent attack based around an argument over money and the violence used left a young man with a nasty injury.
“The victim told police there had been a verbal argument in Lowestoft earlier in the day over the debt of around £1000. Offences like this will not be tolerated and we will make every effort to put prosecute offenders and put them before the courts.”