Man who attacked neighbour with drill has sentence extended after attacking prison officer

Crime / Mon 28th Feb 2022 at 02:34pm

A HARLOW resident who is serving a sentence for attacking a neighbour with an electric drill has now been found guilty of attacking a prison officer.

Eddie Achunche, aged 45, an inmate of Chelmsford Prison but formerly of Church End, Katherines was found guilty at Chelmsford magistrates court of the following.

On January 16th, 2021 at Chelmsford assaulted an emergency worker, namely a prison officer, acting in the exercise of his functions as such a worker, by beating him.

Achunche was committed to prison for 12 weeks consecutive to sentence imposed on October 22nd, 2021.

That means the three months are added to the end of the four year sentence. He was also fined £100.00


Our report of sentencing for electric drill attack

A MAN has been sentenced to four years in prison for attacking his neighbour with an electric drill in an argument over late night DIY.

Sentencing took place at Chelmsford Crown Court today (October 22nd).

Officers were called to an address in Church End, Katherines, Harlow at around 1pm on 3 August last year after reports a man had been attacked with an electric drill.

When they arrived officers found a man, 45 year-old Eddie Achunche still with the drill in his hand.

Through their investigations they established Achunche had been confronted by the victim who was unhappy with Achunche had been drilling late the previous night and had been keeping other residents awake.

Witnesses told officers they saw the argument and then saw the aftermath where the victim was lying on the floor with Achunche, of Church End, Harlow, standing over him with the drill in his hand and calling the ambulance service.

The victim, a man in his 30s, sustained serious injuries to his head and face, with the drill bit found to have gone 5cm into his brain.

Church End, Katherines

He had a bleed on the brain and now has significant weakness and physical impairment on his right upper and lower limbs, he has double vision in his left eye and brain damage, resulting in memory and cognitive issues.

Achunche claimed he was acting in self defence and hadn’t meant to hurt anyone.

Following a trial at Chelmsford Crown Court he was found guilty of GBH without intent and not guilty of GBH with intent on Monday 20 September.

He was sentenced today (Friday October 22nd) at Chelmsford Crown Court to four years and six months.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Alana McCreath, from Harlow CID, said:

“This was a brutal attack which has resulted in life-changing injuries to the victim.

“It is unimaginable to use a power drill against another person but Eddie Achunche did just this.

“The victim will have to live with the consequences of Achunche’s actions for the rest of his life.

“Achunche has shown little remorse for his actions and instead tried to convince officers he was just acting in self defence.”

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9 Comments for Man who attacked neighbour with drill has sentence extended after attacking prison officer:

Ian G
2022-02-28 14:53:40

Weak sentences are a problem. Should be 10 years minimum.

2022-02-28 16:16:50

I presume that after this attack he will have to serve his full sentence with no possibility of early release.

2022-02-28 16:36:07

Better still, just put an electric drill through his head. Much cleaper and more appropriate.

Mary j
2022-02-28 17:04:10

This is quite normal in these flat blocks in church end. Absolute nutter psychopath blokes housed in these blocks. It’s expected these days. Just normal behaviour.

2022-02-28 20:48:44

Unbelievable that you can practically kill someone with a drill and get 4 years in what is basically a play scheme prison

2022-03-01 09:22:32

This was attempted murder, twenty years minimum, as for the attack on the officer 3 months what a joke. This man is obviously deranged and should be in Broadmoor.

2022-03-01 10:25:25

Barry is absolutely right in his statement. Personally, I would have preferred burning on a cross. The bloke is obviously a deranged lunatic and should never be allowed back into society, but woke, bleeding heart liberals will say the council is obliged to house him.

2022-03-02 05:11:21

Iain - burning on a cross is a little racially specific is it not?

2022-03-10 12:18:33

This article is full of lies given probably by Achunche and the police. Firstly, the man that was attacked was not the neighbour that approached him about late night DIY - this was a different person the night before, and Achunche threatened this person with a drill. Police were called at this time and didn't even bother to investigate until the following day. Too late by then, as he had attacked the victim UNPROVOKED. Police knew of this mans violence, his history of attacking, threatening and intimidating multiple neighbours, as did Harlow Council. They did NOTHING to protect anyone and walked away from Achunche as he would simply claim racism as a defence. Foul foul responses from the people you should be able to trust to protect you from such vile people.

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