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Ipswich – Teenager convicted of violent disorder

A 17-year-old teenage boy has been given a conditional discharge after he was convicted of violent disorder.

The jury found him guilty of violent disorder by a unanimous verdict following a trial, which commenced on Wednesday 1 September and concluded on Thursday 9 September.

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared before Ipswich Crown Court on Friday 10 September, where he received a conditional discharge, lasting 12 months. This follows a period of 194 days on remand, plus a further 317 days on court bail with conditions, including an electronically monitored curfew.

It follows an incident on Saturday 22 February 2020, when Richard Day, aged 45, was assaulted outside Kebapizza in St Matthews Street.

Police were on the scene shortly after 12.15am and found Richard lying on the ground before administering first aid until paramedics arrived. He was taken to hospital by ambulance in a critical condition, but sadly died on Monday 24 February 2020.

Three 16-year-old teenage boys, who all resided in Ipswich, were arrested following the incident.

Andrea Cristea, now aged 17-years-old, was sentenced on Monday 26 April to four years in a Young Offenders’ Institution for manslaughter and violent disorder at Ipswich Crown Court. He had pleaded guilty to both offences on Monday 3 August 2020. Cristea was able to be named after reporting restrictions were lifted.

Two other teenagers – the 17-year-old and the now aged 18-year-old – were acquitted of manslaughter on Friday 4 September 2020. The jury were unable to reach a majority verdict in respect of violent disorder.

Alex Stan, now aged 18, pleaded guilty to violent disorder on Monday 7 September 2020 and was later sentenced to a 10-month youth rehabilitation order, 40 hours of unpaid work and a three-month curfew.

 

Previous release | 27 April 2021

A teenager has been sentenced for the manslaughter of Richard Day in February 2020.

Andrea Cristea, now aged 17-years-old, was sentenced on Monday 26 April to three years and 10 months in a Young Offenders’ Institution for manslaughter and violent disorder at Ipswich Crown Court. Cristea can now be named after reporting restrictions were lifted.

He had pleaded guilty to both offences on Monday 3 August, prior to a trial in which two other teenagers faced the same charges.

Richard Day, aged 45, from Ipswich, was assaulted outside Kebapizza on Saturday 22 February 2020 in St Matthews Street.

Police were on the scene shortly after 12.15am and found Richard lying on the ground before administering first aid until paramedics arrived. He was taken to hospital by ambulance in a critical condition, but sadly died on Monday 24 February 2020.

A post-mortem examination, held on Tuesday 25 February 2020, determined that Mr Day had suffered a traumatic subarachnoid haemorrhage, caused by the tearing of the artery to the left side of the neck owing to the assault on him.

Two other teenagers – both now aged 17- were acquitted of manslaughter on Friday 4 September 2020. The jury were unable to reach majority verdict in respect of violent disorder.

One of those teenagers pleaded guilty to violent disorder on Monday 7 September and was later sentenced to a 10-month youth rehabilitation order, 40 hours of unpaid work and a three-month curfew.

The other boy is awaiting a hearing for violent disorder later this year.

Detective Inspector Karl Nightingale, Senior Investigating Officer, of the Major Investigation Team, said, “Richard Day was a much loved and well-respected son, brother, family member, friend and colleague.

“Richie had enjoyed a sociable day with family and friends on Saturday 22 February 2020. He left the Premier Pool Club late that night intending to walk home through the town centre. He had walked a considerable distance, bought food and passed numerous people without issue, until he encountered three teenagers. Tragically, Richie was assaulted and inflicted with an injury that he could never recover from.

“This sentence will provide a stage of closure for Richie’s family, friends and colleagues. I would like to thank his family who have shown tremendous courage, dignity and humility throughout.

“The consequences of this attack have caused devastation beyond measure.”

Previous release | 28 February 2020

Three teenagers have appeared at court charged with murder following the death of a man in Ipswich at the weekend.

Officers were called at 12.15am on Sunday 23 February, following reports that a man had been assaulted outside Kebapizza in St Matthews Street in the town.

Police were on the scene very quickly and found a man lying on the ground and administered first aid until paramedics arrived. The victim was taken to hospital by ambulance in a critical condition, where he sadly died on Monday 24 February. Police launched an investigation into the circumstances of the incident.

Pending formal Coroner’s inquest proceedings, the deceased man has been identified as 45-year-old Richard Day from Ipswich.

Three 16-year-old teenage boys, who all reside in Ipswich, were arrested following the incident and subsequently released on police bail.

On Tuesday 25 February, the three teenagers were re-arrested on suspicion of murder. They were taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre to be questioned by detectives and on Wednesday 26 February, all three were charged with murder and remanded to appear at Ipswich Magistrates’ Court yesterday, Thursday 27 February.

Magistrates committed the three teenagers to Ipswich Crown Court where they appeared later the same day and were remanded in custody pending a next hearing on Monday 11 May. A trial was also fixed to Monday 13 July.

Two men, aged 36 and 27, who were arrested in connection with the incident on Sunday 23 February, and were released on police bail, will now face no further police action at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Investigation Team either by using the online portal: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/363719N32-PO1 or by calling 101 and quoting reference 37/11426/20

Alternatively contact the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, through their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Previous release | 26 February 2020

Three teenage boys have been charged with the murder of a man in Ipswich.

Officers were called at 12.15am on Sunday 23 February, following reports that a man had been assaulted outside Kebapizza in St Matthews Street in the town.
 
Police were on the scene very quickly and found a man lying on the ground and administered first aid until paramedics arrived. The victim was taken to hospital by ambulance in a critical condition, where he sadly died on Monday 24 February. Police launched an investigation into the circumstances of the incident.

Pending formal Coroner’s inquest proceedings, the deceased man has been identified as 45-year-old Richard Day from Ipswich.

Three 16-year-old teenage boys, who all reside in Ipswich, were arrested following the incident and subsequently released on police bail. Yesterday, Tuesday, the three teenagers were re-arrested on suspicion of murder. They were taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre to be questioned by detectives and today, Wednesday 26 February, all three have been charged with murder.

The three males are due to appear before Ipswich Magistrates Court tomorrow, Thursday 27 February.  

Two further males, aged 36 and 27, were arrested on Sunday on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm. They were subsequently released on bail and both are due to return to police on Friday 20 March.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Investigation Team either by using the online portal: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/363719N32-PO1 or by calling 101 and quoting reference 37/11426/20

Previous release | 25 February 2020

Three teenage boys have been re-arrested tonight (Tuesday 25 February) on suspicion of murder.

The three 16-year-old teenagers had been arrested following the incident and subsequently released on police bail.

Officers were called at 12.15am on Sunday 23 February, following reports that a man had been assaulted outside Kebapizza in St Matthews Street, Ipswich.
 
Police were on the scene very quickly and found a man lying on the ground and administered first aid until paramedics arrived. He was taken to hospital by ambulance in a critical condition, where he sadly died yesterday, Monday 24 February.

A Home Office Post Mortem examination was conducted today, Tuesday 25 February.

The deceased, who was aged 45-years-old, has not yet been formally identified.

Two further males, aged 36 and 27, were arrested on Sunday on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm and taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning. They were subsequently released on bail and are both due to return to police on Friday 20 March.

All five suspects reside in Ipswich.

Superintendent Kerry Cutler, Policing Commander for Ipswich, said: "We understand this incident has caused concern in the local community, so as a result additional police patrols will continue in the area to provide reassurance to residents.

"This investigation is complex and has meant we have needed to undertake a number of enquiries since the incident. We are extremely grateful to the local residents and businesses in the area for their patience as our officers continue go about their work.

"We currently believe we have identified everyone who was involved in the incident and so are not looking to trace any further suspects.

"Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the victim following his tragic death.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who saw a group of males in the area prior to, or immediately after the incident, should contact the Major Investigation Team, quoting crime reference number: 11426/20.
 
Website – http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Crimestoppers – Contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org
 
Phone – Call 101
 
Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999.

Note to Editors:

Officers are working with the family and we may be in the position to provisionally name the deceased later this week.

 

Previous release | 24 February 2020

A 45-year-old man has died following a serious assault in Ipswich at the weekend.

Officers were called at 12.15am yesterday, Sunday 23 February, following reports that a man had been assaulted outside Kebapizza in St Matthews Street.

Police were on the scene very quickly and found a man lying on the ground and administered first aid until paramedics arrived. He was taken to hospital by ambulance in a critical condition, where he sadly died earlier today, Monday 24 February.

Three males, aged 16, 36 and 27, were arrested later in the morning yesterday on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm and taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

The 36-year-old man and the 27-year-old man were subsequently released on bail and are both due to return to police on Friday 20 March.

The 16-year-old boy was further arrested in custody on suspicion of murder and has subsequently been released on police bail until Saturday 21 March. 

Officers arrested a further 16-year-old boy on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm yesterday evening. He was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre where he remains for questioning and has also been further arrested on suspicion of murder while in custody.

This afternoon, officers arrested another 16-year-old boy on suspicion of murder and he too has been taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning. 

All five suspects reside in Ipswich. 

Additional officers are working in the area to provide reassurance to the local community and those working and visiting the town. In addition, the Ipswich Central Safer Neighbourhood team have been visiting local businesses and key community partners.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who saw a group of males in the area prior to, or immediately after the incident, should contact the Major Investigation Team, quoting crime reference number: 11426/20.

Website – http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Crimestoppers – Contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Phone – Call 101 

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999. 

Previous release | 23 February 2020

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was seriously assaulted in Ipswich.   

Officers were called at 12.15am, today, Sunday 23 February, following reports that a man in his 40s had been assaulted outside Kebabpizza in St Matthews Street.

Police were on the scene very quickly and found a man lying on the ground. He was taken to hospital by an ambulance after he sustained serious and life-threatening injuries. 

A cordon was temporarily put in place while initial enquiries were carried out.  

Three males have been arrested in relation to this incident on suspicion of assault and are currently being detained at Martelsham Police Investigation Centre. They are aged between 16 and 36.  
 
Police are appealing for witnesses that may have been in St Matthews Street area between 12.10am and 12.25am.    
 
There will be additional police presence in the area during today to provide reassurance to members of the public.
 
Anyone who witnessed the incident or saw a group of males in the area shortly prior to or after the incident in the area, should contact Suffolk police, quoting CAD reference 8 of today, 23 February 2020. 

Website – http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Crimestoppers – Contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Phone – Call 101  

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999