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Man jailed after attempted street robbery in Weymouth

Daniel Westwood, 12 October 2018

Published at 11:24am 16th October 2018.

A man who admitted attempting to rob two people in a Weymouth street has been jailed for two years.

Daniel Ashley Westwood, aged 22 and of no fixed abode, appeared at Bournemouth Crown Court to be sentenced on Friday 12 October 2018 after admitting two charges of attempted robbery.

At around 10.40pm on Tuesday 12 September 2017 the victims, two Weymouth men aged 19 and 20, were walking along Derby Street near to the junction with Crescent Street when the defendant walked past them.

He then turned round and stood in front of them. Westwood repeatedly demanded £20 and threatened to stab them.

Shortly afterwards two people walked past with a dog and one of the victims shouted to them to call the police. Westwood ran off down a nearby alleyway.

No knife was ever seen and the victims did not sustain any injuries.

On Thursday 14 September 2017 Westwood was arrested for an unrelated matter and had on him a hooded top matching the description given by the victims of what the offender was wearing.

He was subsequently identified by one of the victims.

Detective Constable Sarah Desmond, of Weymouth CID, said: “Westwood subjected his victims to a frightening ordeal as they walked through the town at night.

“Our investigations ensured that Westwood was swiftly identified as the offender and we were able to put him before the court.”

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