A 17-year-old boy’s been sent to prison after assaulting a teenager in a New Year’s Eve robbery.
The teenager, from Hilperton near Trowbridge – who cannot be named for legal reasons – forced his way into the victim’s home on 31 December 2019.
After punching the boy in the head and face, he stole a necklace and a bag containing a number of personal items before making off. He was later arrested and charged with robbery.
On Tuesday 25 August at Salisbury Youth Court, the 17-year-old was found guilty of robbery and sentenced to 12 months in prison and to pay his victim £100.
Sgt Leighton Williams said: “We welcome this result as this was a terrifying incident for our young victim and we are pleased justice has been served.
“I hope, following, this sentencing, that the victim and his family are now able to move on from this ordeal knowing that his attacker is behind bars.”
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