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Drinkstone man jailed for violent outburst at partner's barbecue in Isleham




A Suffolk man who went on a violent rampage at his girlfriend’s barbecue has been jailed for six months.

Freddy Hunt, 26, of Drinkstone, near Bury St Edmunds was handed the sentence at Cambridge Crown Court on Tuesday after pleading guilty to charges including assault by beating and assault by beating of an emergency worker.

Hunt faced the charges following an incident at a barbecue in Kennedy Road, Isleham, near Mildenhall , on July 25 when he began arguing with a woman in her 20s.

A Suffolk man who went on a violent rampage at his girlfriend’s barbecue has been jailed following a hearing at Cambridge Crown Court, pictured above
A Suffolk man who went on a violent rampage at his girlfriend’s barbecue has been jailed following a hearing at Cambridge Crown Court, pictured above

As the argument continued, Hunt became aggressive and confrontational.

He was told to leave but began trying to intimidate the woman before throwing another woman, in her 50s, to the ground.

Hunt then turned his attention back to the first woman and punched her in the face, which caused her to fall and hit her head on a wall, knocking her unconscious.

A man in his 30s tried calming Hunt down but he swung a bottle at him.

The man tried to tackle him to the ground but, after he was unsuccessful, Hunt began punching and biting his back.

A second man, who is in his 50s, pushed Hunt over, who then retaliated by punching him to the head multiple times and biting his arm.

He started to hurl abuse at another woman, in her 20s, who was trying to help the unconscious victim before spitting in her face.

Hunt then threw a metal step at his partner, who is also in her 20s.

He eventually left but was greeted outside the house by officers and tried to punch one, so he was sprayed with PAVA and detained.

When he arrived at Parkside Police Station he turned to an officer and coughed in their face, telling them “now you have Coronavirus”.

At Cambridge Crown Court on Tuesday, Hunt, of Cherry Tree Rise, Drinkstone, was sentenced after pleading guilty to six counts of assault by beating, two counts of assault by beating of an emergency worker and one count of assaulting a person thereby occasioning actual bodily harm.

PC Andrew Goodwin said: “Hunt’s anger escalated at the flip of a switch leaving several people with nasty injuries.

“Even when police arrived he continued his outburst, trying his best to cause as much harm as possible.”

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