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Teenager convicted of violent disorder and given conditional discharge following attack on Richard Day outside kebab shop in Ipswich




A 17-year-old boy has been convicted of violent disorder for his involvement in an attack on a man who was left fatally injured.

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared before Ipswich Crown Court on Friday where he received a 12-month conditional discharge.

This follows a period of 194 days on remand as well as a further 317 days on court bail with conditions, including an electronically monitored curfew.

The assault took place outside Kebapizza in St Matthews Street, Ipswich. Picture: Google Maps
The assault took place outside Kebapizza in St Matthews Street, Ipswich. Picture: Google Maps

The jury found him guilty of violent disorder by a unanimous verdict following a trial, which began on Wednesday, September 1 and finished last Thursday.

It comes after 45-year-old Richard Day was attacked outside Kebapizza in St Matthews Street, Ipswich on February 22, 2020.

Police arrived shortly after 12.15am to find Mr Day lying on the ground and administered first aid until paramedics arrived.

Mr Day was taken to hospital in a critical condition, but died two days later.

Three 16-year-old Ipswich boys were arrested following the incident.

Andrea Cristea, now 17 and able to be named after reporting restrictions were lifted, was sentenced on April 26 to four years in a Young Offenders’ Institution for manslaughter and violent disorder at Ipswich Crown Court.

Two other teenagers were acquitted of manslaughter on September 4, 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 September 7, 2020 and was later sentenced to a 10-month youth rehabilitation order, 40 hours of unpaid work and a three-month curfew.

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