23rd Jul, 2019

Droitwich man jailed for six years, four months for violent robbery

Tristan Harris 13th Jun, 2019 Updated: 13th Jun, 2019

A DROITWICH man was jailed for six years and four months yesterday after pleading guilty to robbery and possession of an offensive weapon.

Jack Rowley, 26, formerly of the Westlands estate, appeared at Worcester Crown Court in connection with the offences on March 12.

The court heard Rowley, with his face covered by a balaclava and carrying what was believed to be a metal bar, attended an address on the Westlands belonging to a 23-year-old former friend.

After forcing entry the victim was repeatedly assaulted and cash was stolen.

The victim sustained head and facial injuries which included several broken teeth.

A 15-year-old accomplice of Rowley’s pleaded guilty to the same offences for his involvement in the incident.

He was sentenced separately and was referred to a youth offending panel.

PC Bloor said: “This was a targeted and violent attack which has naturally had a significant impact on the victim.

“A custodial sentence was inevitable and appropriate.

“Thankfully this type of offence is extremely rare in Droitwich.”

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