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Haverhill man jailed for 'gas meter' attack

A man with a history of aggressive behaviour who punched another man at shared accommodation in Haverhill has been jailed.

Ian Tucker, 45, now of no fixed address, had assaulted Daniel Parsons in August last year at a property in Fritton Court.

Yesterday (Thursday) at Ipswich Crown Court, Tucker was jailed for 10 months by Judge John Devaux.

The court heard that Tucker had been convicted in his absence by magistrates of an offence of assault by beating.

Ipswich Crown Court (1941846)
Ipswich Crown Court (1941846)

He also admitted being in breach of a 12 month suspended prison sentence which the judge partially activated.

The assault took place when Mr Parsons went to answer the door of the shared accommodation to let in a worker who was to fit a gas meter, the court was


Tucker emerged from his room and after shouting at Mr Parsons punched him on the side of his face, causing bruising.

Addressing the court, Tucker, who represented himself, said he had had concerns about the installation of a gas meter at the property.

Jailing him, Judge Devaux said Tucker had a history of aggressive behaviour and could be volatile.