Victim's relief at jail sentence

CASHIER Dawn Potkins spoke of her relief today after a crack cocaine user who robbed her of £50 while brandishing a machete was jailed for five years. After the verdict the mum of four told The Star: "I am pleased to hear of this sentence.

By Amanda Cresswell

CASHIER Dawn Potkins spoke of her relief today after a crack cocaine user who robbed her of £50 while brandishing a machete was jailed for five years.

After the verdict the mum of four told The Star: "I am pleased to hear of this sentence. It was terrifying. If you go around doing that you should expect to get locked away.

"All this for a silly £50. It still affects me but it is getting easier every day to cope. But I am coping. You have to cope."

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