Andrew Hunt and Miles Halahan sentenced to ten and seven years in prison after armed robberies at post offices

Andrew Hunt

Miles Halahan

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TWO men from Blandford have been jailed for armed robberies at two post offices in North Dorset and Somerset.

Andrew Hunt, 43, and Miles Halahan, 54, were convicted and sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court for robbery at the Post Office in Milborne Port in Somerset and at the Post Office in Bishop’s Caundle.

Hunt was sentenced to a total of ten years in prison. He was handed down a sentence of four and a half years’ imprisonment for the first robbery and five and a half years’ imprisonment for the second.

He was also sentenced to four and a half years’ imprisonment and five and a half years’ imprisonment for firearms offences at each robbery respectively to run concurrently to the robbery sentences.

Halahan was found not guilty for the first robbery at Milborne Port, but was found guilty of robbery in Bishop’s Caundle and sentenced to seven years in jail.

The court heard that last year on Monday, July 15, Hunt entered the post offices with a hand gun, which is believed to be an air pistol, and demanded money.

At the post office in Milborne Port, Hunt was challenged by the post master and made off empty handed. In Bishops Caundle he was handed cash and escaped in a vehicle parked nearby.

The getaway car was owned and driven by Halahan. A witness to the second robbery noted the registration number of the vehicle which led to the arrest of both Hunt and Halahan a short time later on the same day.

Detective Constable Pete Gray, of Weymouth CID, said: “These crimes were distressing for the victims and caused a large amount of inconvenience. I commend the good witness accounts which helped to secure the arrests and convictions of both offenders.

“Thankfully crimes such as these are extremely unusual in Dorset. I hope the severity of these sentences will act as a strong deterrent to others.”

 

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11:45am Tue 25 Feb 14

smhinto says...

They will be out in a couple of years and as well we all know it. It cost thousands per year to keep someone in prison for great length of time.
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Don't you **** love the English judical system!!
They will be out in a couple of years and as well we all know it. It cost thousands per year to keep someone in prison for great length of time. . Don't you **** love the English judical system!! smhinto
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1:38pm Tue 25 Feb 14

uponthevoid says...

Fancy using your own car to rob a post office. Idiots!
Fancy using your own car to rob a post office. Idiots! uponthevoid
  • Score: 11

1:55pm Tue 25 Feb 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Probably the daftest robbers ever sure their fellow prisoners won't mention taking his own car and an air pistol.Take the dope test and pass
Probably the daftest robbers ever sure their fellow prisoners won't mention taking his own car and an air pistol.Take the dope test and pass kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 5

3:28pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Lord Parkstone says...

Such a shame I knew andy a few years ago, nice guy. Got in with the wrong crowd. He was stitched up along with a couple of others when he was grassed up for smuggling drugs into Luton airport back in the early 90's. The 2 that sang got off very lightly didnt they chuck ossie?
Such a shame I knew andy a few years ago, nice guy. Got in with the wrong crowd. He was stitched up along with a couple of others when he was grassed up for smuggling drugs into Luton airport back in the early 90's. The 2 that sang got off very lightly didnt they chuck ossie? Lord Parkstone
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11:36pm Wed 26 Feb 14

stevobath says...

smhinto wrote:
They will be out in a couple of years and as well we all know it. It cost thousands per year to keep someone in prison for great length of time.
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Don't you **** love the English judical system!!
YAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWNNNN
NNN...Yes we know.

You point this out EVERYTIME someone gets sentenced.

So you want them to do a long sentence but you're moaning about cost? Make your' mind up.
Stick to your 'scouting' that we hear so much about...YAWWNNNN!
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: They will be out in a couple of years and as well we all know it. It cost thousands per year to keep someone in prison for great length of time. . Don't you **** love the English judical system!![/p][/quote]YAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWNNNN NNN...Yes we know. You point this out EVERYTIME someone gets sentenced. So you want them to do a long sentence but you're moaning about cost? Make your' mind up. Stick to your 'scouting' that we hear so much about...YAWWNNNN! stevobath
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7:01am Thu 27 Feb 14

we-shall-see says...

Lord Parkstone wrote:
Such a shame I knew andy a few years ago, nice guy. Got in with the wrong crowd. He was stitched up along with a couple of others when he was grassed up for smuggling drugs into Luton airport back in the early 90's. The 2 that sang got off very lightly didnt they chuck ossie?
Stitched up? So he's a drug smuggler as well? But it wasn't his fault M'Lud, he was "stitched up" ........ My heart bleeds for him - NOT
[quote][p][bold]Lord Parkstone[/bold] wrote: Such a shame I knew andy a few years ago, nice guy. Got in with the wrong crowd. He was stitched up along with a couple of others when he was grassed up for smuggling drugs into Luton airport back in the early 90's. The 2 that sang got off very lightly didnt they chuck ossie?[/p][/quote]Stitched up? So he's a drug smuggler as well? But it wasn't his fault M'Lud, he was "stitched up" ........ My heart bleeds for him - NOT we-shall-see
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