Armed robber jailed for seven years

A '˜dangerous' man has been jailed for a series of offences, including an attempted robbery while armed with a knife, in North Tyneside.

Thursday, 16th June 2016, 8:12 am
Updated Thursday, 16th June 2016, 9:13 am
Bradley Fawcett.

Bradley Fawcett, of no fixed address, was sentenced to seven years in prison when he appeared at Newcastle Crown Court.

The 30-year-old had pleaded guilt to five offences, all carried out when he was armed with a knife.

The court heard that the five offences all took place between September 8 and 24, last year.

During that time, Fawcett attempted a knifepoint robbery at Hyare News, on Park Road, Wallsend, on September 21.

There was also four other counts of theft from the person.

Speaking after the case, police were satisfied with the sentence given and getting the ‘dangerous’ Fawcett off the streets.

Detective Sergeant Jill Hall, of Northern Area Command at Northumbria Police, said: “Fawcett is undoubtedly a dangerous man who readily uses a knife to threaten his victims.

“We are satisfied with the sentence handed down by the court.

“By taking this man off our streets it will make North Tyneside a safer place.”