Man receives prison sentence after an armed robbery in Ilkeston

Posted on 5th October 2017
Reece Edwards

Earlier this year we released an appeal for information following a robbery at an address in MarketPlace.

Reece Edwards of Pool Road, Smethwick, was charged with aggravated burglary with intent on April 6 after he went into a house with a knife and caused the homeowner an injury.

The 23-year-old appeared at Northampton Crown Court yesterday (Wednesday, October 4) and was sentenced to 11 years and 6 months in prison.

Sergeant Nicola Musson who led the investigation said: “I would like to praise the victim for their bravery, firstly for when they were forced to defend themselves and an attack in their own home and then for going on to court and reliving the events of the evening.

“Thankfully Reece Edwards has been handed a significant prison sentence, this together with the injury sustained during the attack should make people think twice about carrying weapons.”

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