Man in court over threats

A MAN who is alleged to have attacked police officers with a knife after attempting to commit suicide has appeared in court.

Robert Underwood, of Beatty Road, Sudbury, appeared before Ipswich Crown Court on Friday charged with possessing an offensive weapon and making threats to kill.

The 48-year-old is thought to have tried to jump off a bridge over Springlands Way in Sudbury in May, before attacking officers with a machete.

The case was adjourned until August 16 to allow a psychiatric report to be compiled.