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Violent Sutton assailant jailed after being filmed using victim’s bank card

Lee Brown, 41, tackled his victim to the ground in Hardwick Lane, Sutton-in-Ashfield, before stealing his phone and wallet

He was seen on CCTV following the victim moments before the attack, and then leaving the area very soon after, in the early hours of October 30 this year.

He was then filmed again 40 minutes later as he used his victim’s card to purchase alcohol.

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Brown then attempted another transaction with another stolen card from the same store shortly after – a transaction which was also filmed.

When arrested by officers, the homeless Brown declined to answer questions during his interview with police.

Appearing at Nottingham Crown Court on Tuesday he finally admitted the charges of robbery, possession of a bladed article and two counts of fraud. He was imprisoned for three years.

The victim, a man in his 50s, was returning home at the time of the attack. He was then treated in hospital but was not seriously injured.

Detective Constable Adam Penn of Nottinghamshire Police said: ‘This was a horrendous crime which unsurprisingly shocked the victim deeply. Despite convincing evidence of his involvement, Brown initially denied any knowledge of what had happened.

“Not only was he reckless enough to be filmed using his victim’s stolen cards; he was also filmed in the street moments after the attack.

“I’m glad he finally accepted responsibility for what he did.”

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