Man caught with weapons sent to jail

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A man from Sudbury who armed himself before telling police he was going to “sort out” someone who had assaulted his partner and a friend has been jailed.

Sean Hunt was arrested in First Avenue, Sudbury during the early hours of February 16, Ipswich Crown Court heard on Friday.

Prosecuting, Satya Chotalia said that Hunt, 31, of Hardy Court, Springlands, Sudbury, had been hitting fences with a piece of wood and appeared to be drunk.

Police officers noticed that Hunt was slurring his words as he shouted and said that he was “an enforcer” who was going to assault a man who had assaulted his partner and a friend.

Hunt said: “I just want to kill someone or I’ll just kill myself.”

The court heard that Hunt was armed with a knife, a pair of scissors and two pieces of broken pool cue.

He pleaded guilty to three offences of possessing an offensive weapon in a public place and was jailed for 16 weeks in prison by Judge David Goodin, who said that if Hunt had found his intended victim, there was a risk that a serious assault would have taken place.

Appearing for Hunt, Isobel Ascherson said her client accepted that he had issues with alcohol and required help.

She said that Hunt had been detained in custody since his arrest.