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Robbers John Yarwood and Gary Davies jailed for attacking man in Alma Road, Sheerness

A man was set upon by two robbers and left lying on the floor of his kitchen as he looked after two children.

The victim had spent July 22, 2020 socialising at the property with a group which included John Yarwood and Gary Davies.

Gary Davies and John Yarwood
Gary Davies and John Yarwood

He was left alone with the children but at 9.15pm the pair returned and punched him several times in the head and face.

They stole his wallet, which contained cash, and fled, leaving him stricken on the floor.

Police were called following reports of a disturbance at the house in Alma Road, Sheerness.

Yarwood, 35, of Kilworth Avenue, Southend-on-Sea was arrested the following day and later charged with robbery. Davies, 30, of Mordaunt Road, north east London, initially evaded capture before he was eventually arrested on September 11 and charged with same offence.

Both men were jailed for six years on Friday.

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."

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