Two men from Lowestoft have been jailed after pleading guilty to a number of offences, including burglary with intent and assault.

They were sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court on Friday, February 10 and were given a total of eight years behind bars. 

Both were sentenced for their involvement in an incident last year in which the pair assaulted two people during a burglary.

They also damaged property belonging to the victim, including two mobile phones and a television.

Rikki Wisby, 36, from Commercial Road, Lowestoft, was sentenced to four years and six months imprisonment after pleading guilty to burglary with intent, criminal damage, intentional strangulation and a string of other offences.

Danny Cole, 35, of Northgate, Lowestoft, was sentenced to three years and 10 months imprisonment for burglary with intent and assault.

Detective Sergeant Rob Brotherston, of Suffolk police, said: “This was a horrific incident which left victims of the attack and vulnerable witnesses extremely shaken and upset.

“Crimes such as this leave lasting damage long after the physical injuries have healed and the damaged items have been replaced."