Student's mobile phone stolen

A STUDENT had his mobile phone stolen in the car park of a company where he was doing part time work an Ipswich court heard.Steven Wilson was working in telesales to Hoseasons in Lowestoft in February this year when he was approached by some men in the car park while he was sitting in his van eating his lunch, Ipswich Crown Court was told.

A STUDENT had his mobile phone stolen in the car park of a company where he was doing part time work an Ipswich court heard.

Steven Wilson was working in telesales to Hoseasons in Lowestoft in February this year when he was approached by some men in the car park while he was sitting in his van eating his lunch, Ipswich Crown Court was told.

One man had asked him for a lift and when he refused Mr Wilson had been hit in the face by 19-year-old David Jones who had also taken his mobile phone.

Jones of Tedder Road, Lowestoft was committed to the crown court for sentence for two offences of theft, assault causing actual bodily harm and obstructing a police officer.


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He was sentenced to 20 months in a young offender's institution.

Peter Gair prosecuting said that police officers who went to Jones' home found him hiding in the loft. He had been aggressive to the officers and had picked up items in the loft. On another occasion Jones had snatched a tin containing money from behind the bar at the Eagle Tavern in Lowestoft and had made off with about £25.

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Matthew Gowan said the assault on Mr Wilson had been completely without justification.

He said the money stolen from the pub had been in a cigar tin and had not been in a charity collection box.

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