Bradford man in breach of order behind bars for mugging student in subway (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Bradford man in breach of order behind bars for mugging student in subway
9:44pm Monday 4th March 2013 in News
An 18-year-old man who mugged a woman student in a Bradford city centre subway has been locked up for three years.
John Calvert was on a court order for street robbery when he and two other men set upon their victim, pushed her to the ground and seized her handbag.
Calvert, of Wren Avenue, Scholemoor, Bradford, pleaded guilty to robbery in the Jacob’s Well subway at 2.30pm on January 28 this year.
The crime put him in breach of a 12-month Intensive Community Order imposed in August last year for robbing a 13-year-old girl of her new mobile phone.
Yesterday, he was back before Bradford Crown Court, in custody, to be sentenced to three years in a young offender institution.
Calvert’s solicitor advocate, Andrew Walker, said: “He faces a catalogue of difficulties in his personal life.”
He was genuinely sorry and was under pressure to get money to pay off a debt.
Judge Peter Benson told him: “It must have been a very frightening experience, set upon by three men who were determined to wrest her handbag from her.”