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Two jailed after Swindon robbery

Two jailed after Swindon robbery

Two people have been jailed following a robbery in Swindon.

Jake Frampton, 19, of Heddington Close, and Lewis Morton, 19, of no fixed address, both pleaded guilty to robbery at Swindon Crown Court.

Frampton was sentenced to 16 months imprisonment while Morton was sentenced to 14 months.

A third person, a 17-year-old boy from Swindon who cannot be named for legal reasons, also pleaded guilty to robbery and was sentenced on Monday – he was ordered to pay compensation of £200 and referred to Swindon Youth Offender Panel.

On November 11, 2018, a 19-year-old man was walking home at around 7.30pm when he was approached by the group in Church Walk North.

They demanded to look inside the victim’s bag and when he refused, they punched him to the face several times until he fell to the floor, where they then proceeded to kick him and assault him using a bicycle seat.

They then made off with the victim’s bag.

Det Con Emma Wood of Wiltshire Police said: “This was a violent robbery which left a man with injuries to his face. This is unacceptable behaviour and will not be tolerated on our streets. Nobody should be made to feel frightened to leave their home as a result of the behaviour of others.

“I’m pleased these two individuals have been given custodial sentences to reflect the seriousness of their actions.”

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