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‘Despicable’ robber jailed for another violent theft in Lowestoft

PUBLISHED: 12:30 01 November 2017 | UPDATED: 12:30 01 November 2017

Sean Dickson has been jailed for attacking and robbing a man in Lowestoft. Picture: SUFFOLK POLICE

Sean Dickson has been jailed for attacking and robbing a man in Lowestoft. Picture: SUFFOLK POLICE

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A violent thief, jailed for ripping jewellery from the neck of a woman in a wheelchair, is back behind bars for violently robbing a deaf man he had known since childhood.

Sean Dickson, 25, from Worcester Way, in Gorleston, was jailed for six years following a trial at Ipswich Crown Court.

He denied stealing the bank cards of a 50-year-old deaf man in April, after hitting him over the head in an alleyway off London Road South, in Lowestoft, kicking and punching him on the ground, leaving him with a broken nose and eye socket.

Lowestoft detective, Matt Adams said: “The victim had known Sean Dickson since a child, so to suddenly turn on this vulnerable individual in such an aggressive and violent manner, causing such injuries, is particularly despicable.”

Dickson, who in 2013 was convicted of robbing two necklaces from a woman in a wheelchair, also received a restraining order.

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