Park robber awaits his fate

A HOMELESS man is today awaiting his punishment after he admitted carrying out a series of robberies in an Ipswich park.

A HOMELESS man is today awaiting his punishment after he admitted carrying out a series of robberies in an Ipswich park.

Peter Green, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to seven counts of robbery and a further two charges of attempted robbery when he appeared at Ipswich Crown Court.

The victims of the crimes, which involved the theft of cash, wallets and mobile phones, were all teenagers.

The offences took place at Christchurch Park.


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The 28-year-old also asked for ten further offences, including robbery, attempted robbery and theft, to be taken into consideration by the court.

Green, who was arrested on July 10, will be sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court during the week commencing August 17.

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He was warned by judge Neil McKittrick that a prison term was “highly likely”.

Green did not apply for bail and was remanded in custody until his next hearing.

The judge ordered that a pre-sentence report be carried out in the meantime.

Mr McKittrick told Green: “Before sentencing you for these offences, I'm going to order a pre-sentence report, with all options open.

“But I have to be frank with you - seven robberies and two attempted robberies makes prison or a custodial sentence highly likely.”

Have you been the victim of a robbery? Write to Your Letters, The Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or alternatively you can send an e-mail to eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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