Andrew Suffill, 41, and Michael Jewitt, 26, befriended Graham Duff and took him back to a flat to carry on drinking with him.
Jewitt, of Lindsay Place, west Hull, then struck Mr Duff across the face with an iron bar, causing him to fall to the floor.
Suffill then repeatedly kicked him.
Suffill, of Sydney House, west Hull, held their victim down as Jewitt searched his pockets and stole his money, phone and shopping.
Mr Duff suffered fractures to his eye socket and cheek.They got relatively good sentences, too. Well, relatively for the UK in 2011, anyway:
Recorder Guy Kearl QC jailed Suffill and Jewitt for a total of almost ten years after they both pleaded guilty to robbery at Hull Crown Court.But that probably had something to do with the lengthy criminal records each had:
Jewitt was jailed for four years and eight months and Suffill imprisoned for five years and three months.
Jewitt, who has 78 previous convictions for robbery, dishonesty and assaults, was on licence at the time after being released from prison early.That worked well, didn’t it? Perhaps Mr Duff can sue the Home Office for contributory negligence?
Suffill has 108 previous convictions, including four convictions for robbery.*sigh*
When are we going to admit that some people are just incorrigible?