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Six month jail sentence for Ipswich assault

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A man has been jailed for following a serious assault in Ipswich. 
 
James Vince aged, 37, and from Westerfield Road in the town pleaded guilty at Ipswich Magistrates Court after an incident that took place on 10 March 2020  in ‘The Cricketers’ pub in Crown Street.
 
On Tuesday 14 July he was sentenced to 26 weeks in prison after pleading guilty to grievous bodily harm (18 weeks) and actual bodily harm (eight weeks) at Ipswich Magistrates Court.
 
It follows an incident where a 62 year old male and Vince were drinking separately in the pub when a verbal argument broke out between the two individuals who are known to one another.
 
The victim was hit in the face by Vince causing him to fall to the floor and caused him fractures to his shoulder and his nose to bleed. The victim was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries and released the following day.
 
Shortly after the incident, Vince was arrested and taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning and later charged.
 
Investigating officer PC Stuart Parkinson said: "This sentence clearly demonstrates that such acts of wanton violence are completely unacceptable and that perpetrators can expect to face a custodial sentence for such deleterious actions.”