Man avoids prison term

A Great Cornard man who made threats to kill a woman has avoided being sent

to prison.

Daniel Green, 22, of Kiln Drive, appeared on Thursday at Ipswich Crown Court to be sentenced.

Green had pleaded guilty at a magistrates’ court hearing to a charge of making threats to kill Nicola Green at Kiln Drive, Great Cornard on July 15 this year.

Judge John Devaux said he had read a psychiatric report commissioned on Green which took into account his background of heavy substance abuse and the problems between Green and his parents.

Despite a custodial sentence having initially been considered as the only way to effectively manage Green’s risk, Professor Bob Peckitt had now concluded that a community order with psychiatric treatment would be appropriate.

Judge Devaux said: “I have not found this an easy case at all.”

He made Green the subject of a 12-month community order with Probation Service supervision and a requirement to accept mental health treatment.

Green was told that he must live at an address in Bungay and under the terms of a restraining order until further notice must not contact Nicola Green or go to four specified addresses in the Sudbury area.

Judge Devaux warned Green, who has been remanded in custody since July, that any breaches of the order would result in him being sent back to prison.