Scunthorpe man handed seven-year sentence

Scunthorpe man handed seven-year sentence

Scunthorpe man handed seven-year sentence

A man who attempted to rob a 65-year-old woman, then later robbed a shop in Scunthorpe in October 2020 has now been jailed.

John James McFadyen, 41, of Frodingham Road, appeared at Grimsby Crown Court on Friday 7 May as part of a three-day trial.

He was found guilty of being involved in an attempt to steal the car keys and handbag from an elderly woman on Chapel Street, who successfully managed to fight off his accomplice.

McFadyen acted as the lookout before a member of the public came to the woman’s assistance.

He later went on to threaten to kill a shop worker on Doncaster Road as he stole £355 from the till.

DC Mike Tilley from Scunthorpe CID led the investigation. He said:

“The nature of Mr McFadyen’s offences are despicable and have understandably caused the victims distress.

“It is clear that his own greed outweighed his ability to make good decisions and for that, he will now have to spend the next few years behind bars reflecting on his actions.

“No-one should feel unsafe going to work or about their daily life, so we are glad to see Mr McFadyen now off the streets, unable to cause further harm.

“I want to thank the victims for coming forward to report these crimes, as well as my team who have supported the investigation and helped to secure a conviction.”

McFadyen admitted the charges and was handed a seven year sentence for his crimes.

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