Booze Driven Boat/Sabrina Bridge Cell Phone Heist

A drunken man has been jailed for a nasty phone robbery after he boarded a boat and staged a brutal attack near a city bridge.

Ashley Evans, of Hollymount Road, Tolladine, Worcester, who previously committed a robbery in the city, was jailed for 58 months at Worcester Crown Court this week.

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The latest robbery took place near Sabrina Bridge in Worcester on Tuesday, July 5 last year, after which West Mercia Police appealed for witnesses.

The investigation was carried out by DC Damian Fitzmaurice from the South Worcester IOM team.

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A spokesman for West Mercia Police said: “The victim was mooring his boat on the river bank when the accused boarded the boat and eventually attacked him after taking his mobile phone. It was a completely unprovoked attack, which many members said was fueled by alcohol during the morning commute. public”.

DC Fitzmaurice, from the South Worcester Integrated Offender Management Team, said: “This is a severe sentence that reflects both the seriousness of the offense and the danger this persistent offender poses to society. I hope this reassures our community that West Mercia Police is committed to keeping our communities safe and we will continue to push for the strongest possible sentences.

We announced that in 2021 July. Evans was subject to a three-year criminal behavior order.

The order banned him from visiting large areas of the city centre, although he did not appear in court to learn his fate.

Instead, the order was made in his absence based on his conviction for stealing two bottles of vodka from Tesco in Warndon in 2021. January 26

Police applied for the order after receiving numerous reports of drunken, anti-social behavior by Evans in downtown Worcester and Toladine.

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As previously reported, Evans was one of the two men who in 2018 April 24 carried out a robbery at St Paul’s News in St Paul’s Street, Worcester, both men entered the shop wearing hoods.

Evans, whose own lawyer said his client had been drinking “industrial quantities” of alcohol and high on cocaine the day before, stood at the door preventing customers from entering while the robbery took place.

Judge Jim Tindall sentenced Evans to 32 months in prison and Cowtan to 31 months.

He said at the time: “The only proper way to describe what you did that day is cowardice. There was only one person who showed courage that day and that was Mrs Patel.”

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