Two men were sentenced at Minshull Street Crown Court to over nine years for a series of violent robberies that took place in Denton and Ashton.
Jack Paddon (01/11/1994) of St Johns Court, Hyde was sentenced to six years and six months for four counts of robbery and a 16-year-old, boy who cannot be named for legal reasons, was sentenced for three years after pleading guilty to four counts of robbery and possession of a bladed article.
The violent robberies occurred at different times across Tameside. A 14-year-old boy, a 45-year-old man, and a 75-year-old man were some of the victims of the robberies. The victims were attacked by two men and suffered from serious injuries.
Detective Constable Darren Byrne of GMP’s Tameside district, said: “These two roamed the streets of Ashton and Denton before preying on random members of the public, two of whom were elderly and unable to properly defend themselves. The assault of anyone is abhorrent but these were cowardly, unprovoked, and motiveless attacks that understandably left some of the victims incredibly shaken for some time after the assault.”
“Today’s sentence is a great result and another positive step forward in helping to remove dangerous individuals from our communities. I hope today helps provide a sense of justice and closure for the victims.”