Two Bournemouth men admit attempted robbery after attack in Chaseside

Damien Johnson

Kyle Mayes

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TWO men have been jailed after they knifed a stranger in the back during a violent attempted robbery.

Kyle Mayes and Damien Johnson waited until after dark before approaching Iain Sach as he walked along Chaseside in Bournemouth on June 15 this year.

But after grabbing at his backpack, their “plucky” victim put up a struggle, and was stabbed in the shoulder by one of the thugs.

David Richards, prosecuting at Bournemouth Crown Court, said: “As the victim was walking along, his rucksack was grabbed from behind and he was pulled around.

“He stepped back and saw a male in front of him holding a knife.”

The six-inch tapered blade was used on the victim after he kicked one of the men hard on the leg in an attempt to get away.

Fortunately, he was not seriously injured.

Johnson, of Ashley Road, Bournemouth, admitted attempted robbery and possession of a bladed article.

Mayes, 19, also pleaded guilty to the same offences, as well as a second robbery at a flat in Stourvale Road.

During the incident, he conspired with a young female friend to rob Jake Sweatman of his Blackberry Curve mobile phone.

Mr Richards said the defendant, of Ashley Road in Bournemouth, told his victim he’d “knock him out” if the phone wasn’t handed over.

Mitigating for Mayes, Brian Sharman said his client had behaved in a way “best described as ‘utterly moronic’.”

“I asked him, ‘What on earth is the point of it? You didn’t even know what was in his rucksack. It could’ve been some sandwiches’,” he said.

“I can’t offer explanation when I’m not given one in any coherent way.”

However, he said the teenager, who previously attended Portchester School and Kingston Maurward, is not a “hardened criminal”.

Nick Robinson, who represented Johnson, 23, read aloud passages from a letter penned by the defendant.

“[He writes] ‘With all the sorrow in my heart, I regret what I have done’,” the barrister read, adding that the defendant had called his actions “gutless, unnecessary and unforgiveable”.

“My client said, ‘I’m ashamed of myself and my children will grow up and hear of this and they will be ashamed of me too’.”

Sentencing both men to a total of five years behind bars – Johnson in prison and Mayes in a young offenders’ institution - Judge Peter Johnson said: “I have taken the view that this is a serious matter not least because of the injury caused to the victim, who is a plucky man.”

Detective Constable Ben Morgan, of Bournemouth and Poole CID, said: “I welcome this sentence and hope it shows other would be offenders that this criminality will not be tolerated.

“It was fortunate that there were no serious injuries.

“I praise the good work of all involved in bringing these offenders to justice.”

 

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1:29pm Mon 18 Aug 14

iseestupidpeople says...

What absolute scum. The world would be a better place without these lowlifes. Sterilise them (so they can't breed more scum) and place them on an island away from civilised people
What absolute scum. The world would be a better place without these lowlifes. Sterilise them (so they can't breed more scum) and place them on an island away from civilised people iseestupidpeople
  • Score: -1

2:58pm Mon 18 Aug 14

wonderway says...

short sentence again its a joke we are becoming soft touch where knives are used sentences should be minimum of ten years
short sentence again its a joke we are becoming soft touch where knives are used sentences should be minimum of ten years wonderway
  • Score: 45

3:54pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Controversial But True says...

The defendant, of Ashley Road, Bournemouth....

....er, Boscombe I do believe!!
The defendant, of Ashley Road, Bournemouth.... ....er, Boscombe I do believe!! Controversial But True
  • Score: 25

4:29pm Mon 18 Aug 14

politicaltrainspotter says...

Nick Robinson, who represented Johnson, 23, read aloud passages from a letter penned by the defendant.

“ ‘With all the sorrow in my heart, I regret what I have done’,” the barrister read, adding that the defendant had called his actions “gutless, unnecessary and unforgiveable”.

Or to put it in a shorten phase 'Bullsh*t.
Nick Robinson, who represented Johnson, 23, read aloud passages from a letter penned by the defendant. “[He writes] ‘With all the sorrow in my heart, I regret what I have done’,” the barrister read, adding that the defendant had called his actions “gutless, unnecessary and unforgiveable”. Or to put it in a shorten phase 'Bullsh*t. politicaltrainspotter
  • Score: 25

4:52pm Mon 18 Aug 14

AdamSFC says...

iseestupidpeople wrote:
What absolute scum. The world would be a better place without these lowlifes. Sterilise them (so they can't breed more scum) and place them on an island away from civilised people
Behaviour like this isn't defined by genetics.
[quote][p][bold]iseestupidpeople[/bold] wrote: What absolute scum. The world would be a better place without these lowlifes. Sterilise them (so they can't breed more scum) and place them on an island away from civilised people[/p][/quote]Behaviour like this isn't defined by genetics. AdamSFC
  • Score: 3

4:56pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Skyrah says...

Poor old Nick Robinson didn't have much to mitigate with if all he had was this letter! At least the two muggers didn't try and get off due to 'problems' ADHD or just a huge chip on their shoulders and an unwarranted believe of entitlement!

Let's hope they come out of prison reformed and willing to join society in a useful and non violent way!
Poor old Nick Robinson didn't have much to mitigate with if all he had was this letter! At least the two muggers didn't try and get off due to 'problems' ADHD or just a huge chip on their shoulders and an unwarranted believe of entitlement! Let's hope they come out of prison reformed and willing to join society in a useful and non violent way! Skyrah
  • Score: 9

6:53pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Boganish says...

They Wont have weapons to protect themselves inside, hopefully they will both end up as someones ****
They Wont have weapons to protect themselves inside, hopefully they will both end up as someones **** Boganish
  • Score: 1

8:25pm Mon 18 Aug 14

mikeymagic says...

Rot
Rot mikeymagic
  • Score: 2

11:23pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Chief-Wiggum says...

Headline says stabbed in back

Real story is stabbed in shoulder...

Another accurate report!
Headline says stabbed in back Real story is stabbed in shoulder... Another accurate report! Chief-Wiggum
  • Score: 0

11:25pm Mon 18 Aug 14

wadjit says...

I thought that you get 5 years for just carrying a knife
I thought that you get 5 years for just carrying a knife wadjit
  • Score: 7

11:38pm Mon 18 Aug 14

manjon says...

Controversial But True wrote:
The defendant, of Ashley Road, Bournemouth....

....er, Boscombe I do believe!!
Half of Ashley Road is in Springbourne, but I am sure you wont let that get in the way of knocking Boscombe.
[quote][p][bold]Controversial But True[/bold] wrote: The defendant, of Ashley Road, Bournemouth.... ....er, Boscombe I do believe!![/p][/quote]Half of Ashley Road is in Springbourne, but I am sure you wont let that get in the way of knocking Boscombe. manjon
  • Score: 2

11:40pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Jack loveme says...

AdamSFC wrote:
iseestupidpeople wrote:
What absolute scum. The world would be a better place without these lowlifes. Sterilise them (so they can't breed more scum) and place them on an island away from civilised people
Behaviour like this isn't defined by genetics.
Yes , but this man would'nt have the social skills needed to bring up a child
[quote][p][bold]AdamSFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iseestupidpeople[/bold] wrote: What absolute scum. The world would be a better place without these lowlifes. Sterilise them (so they can't breed more scum) and place them on an island away from civilised people[/p][/quote]Behaviour like this isn't defined by genetics.[/p][/quote]Yes , but this man would'nt have the social skills needed to bring up a child Jack loveme
  • Score: 1

11:46pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Jack loveme says...

Attempted robbery ?? With a knife ?? Something wrong with the charge here ??
Attempted robbery ?? With a knife ?? Something wrong with the charge here ?? Jack loveme
  • Score: 2

11:51pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Jack loveme says...

iseestupidpeople wrote:
What absolute scum. The world would be a better place without these lowlifes. Sterilise them (so they can't breed more scum) and place them on an island away from civilised people
He He . We tried the island bit before !
[quote][p][bold]iseestupidpeople[/bold] wrote: What absolute scum. The world would be a better place without these lowlifes. Sterilise them (so they can't breed more scum) and place them on an island away from civilised people[/p][/quote]He He . We tried the island bit before ! Jack loveme
  • Score: 2

6:41am Tue 19 Aug 14

Wopper01 says...

Good enough best place for them Should of got longer. Using a knife is scum Of the earth!!
Good enough best place for them Should of got longer. Using a knife is scum Of the earth!! Wopper01
  • Score: 0

6:46am Tue 19 Aug 14

Wopper01 says...

Should have got a lot longer sentence because I thought you can get five years for just carrying a knife before you even start yet alone a 6" Blade.
Should have got a lot longer sentence because I thought you can get five years for just carrying a knife before you even start yet alone a 6" Blade. Wopper01
  • Score: 4

12:17pm Tue 19 Aug 14

stevobath says...

Must be totally dumb. Why would anyone want to steal a Blackberry Curve?

As for the sentence. I thought Camoron & Co. were going to make sure it was 5 years JUST for carrying a knife? Pathetic.
Must be totally dumb. Why would anyone want to steal a Blackberry Curve? As for the sentence. I thought Camoron & Co. were going to make sure it was 5 years JUST for carrying a knife? Pathetic. stevobath
  • Score: -5

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