Violent Sheerness robbers jailed
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Two robbers who viciously assaulted a man in an unprovoked attack in Sheerness have each been jailed for six years.
John Yarwood and Gary Davies had both denied attacking the victim, however following a trial at Maidstone Crown Court a jury returned guilty verdicts after just four hours of deliberation.
The court heard that Yarwood and Davies targeted the victim inside a property in Alma Road, Sheerness, on Wednesday 22 July 2020. They had all been inside the house socialising at a gathering before everyone left, leaving the victim alone looking after two children.
At around 9:15pm, Yarwood and Davies returned and assaulted the victim in the kitchen. Both men punched him several times to his face and head before they took his wallet which contained a quantity of money. They then left the property leaving the victim injured on the floor. Kent Police was called following a report of a disturbance inside the property and the victim was found injured inside the house.
Yarwood, 35, of Kilworth Avenue, Southend-on-Sea was arrested the following day and later charged with robbery. Davies, 30, of Mordaunt Road, Greater London, initially evaded capture before he was eventually arrested on 11 September and charged with the same offence.
Both men were sentenced on Friday 9 July 2021.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Kara Sweetland said: ‘This was a completely unprovoked attack which left the victim with serious facial injuries.
'Yarwood and Davies set upon him in order to steal his money and their cowardly actions were carried out in the presence of children who were also in the property.
‘They have shown no remorse for their behaviour and throughout the trial they continued to deny being involved. Their sentences are lengthy and reflect the seriousness of this violent incident.’