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Two men sentenced in connection with Nuneaton incident

Following a Warwickshire Police investigation, two men have been sentenced and one man has been convicted in relation to an incident in Nuneaton.

Alan Giess, aged 31 of Waverley Avenue, Nuneaton, Glenn Darby aged 33 of Peverill Close, Nuneaton, and Keith Rae, aged 47 of St. Pauls Road, Nuneaton, all appeared at Warwick Crown Court on Wednesday (20 June).Alan Giess Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window
Alan Giess

Shortly before midnight on 12 January this year, six male friends aged between 16 and 21 were sat by Pauls Land when they were approached by the men.Glenn Darby Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window
Glenn Darby

Darby made the victims sit on the floor and look at the ground while making demands for money, which the victims then handed over. The men then assaulted victims before all walking away. Keith Rae Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window
Keith Rae

One of the victims sustained dental injuries which required treatment.

At an earlier hearing on 15 February, Giess and Darby both pleaded guilty at the same court to four counts of robbery and four counts of attempted robbery. They were both sentenced on Wednesday to five years and seven months' imprisonment.

Rae previously pleaded guilty to affray, and will be sentenced at Warwick Crown Court on week commencing 16 July.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Arun Karra from Nuneaton CID, said: "I hope this result demonstrates we will not tolerate violent crime within our communities, and those who commit these offences will be promptly investigated and brought before the courts.

 "We welcome today's result and hope it will enable the victims to feel some sense of closure after their ordeal."  

 Issued: 9.50am, Wednesday 27 June, HCB, Corporate Communications

Published 26/06/18