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Robber Peter Sanderson set to be jailed for life after raid on Pamela Daws at John Angell jewellers in Tonbridge

A serial armed robber is facing a second life sentence after he was convicted of another raid on a jewellers.

Peter Sanderson robbed Pamela Daws of £1,882 worth of jewellery at John Angell in Tonbridge High Street on October 2 last year while armed with a dagger.

The 51-year-old, of Tumin House, Fairmeadow, Maidstone, denied robbery and possessing a bladed article but was convicted.

The case was heard at Maidstone Crown Court
The case was heard at Maidstone Crown Court

London-born Sanderson muttered “Racist b-------” as he was taken to the cells at Maidstone Crown Court.

After returning unanimous guilty verdicts the jury heard about Sanderson’s long history of offending dating back to the mid 1970s - a total of 26 convictions for 64 offences.

As well as burglary, theft, car-taking and drugs offences, he was in 1990 jailed for 10 years for a raid on a jewellers while armed with a sawn-off shotgun.

In April 1999, he was sentenced to eight years for five robberies.

Judge Martin Joy
Judge Martin Joy

After being told Sanderson was given life in April 2006 at Wood Green Crown Court for four robberies in Stoke Newington, north London, and possessing an imitation firearm, Judge Martin Joy asked: “How come he is free?”

The prosecutor said he believed Sanderson was released in 2012.

Adjourning sentence until next Monday, April 14, and remanding Sanderson in custody, the judge said: “There is going to be an inevitable sentence of life imprisonment for a jewellery shop robbery armed with a dagger.

“You are a dangerous man. It has plainly got to be a life sentence.”

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