TWO brothers have each been sentenced to a decade behind bars after carrying out an armed robbery in Wath.

On October 26, 2019, Christopher and Stephen Bouskill entered an electrical shop on High Street - armed with an axe and a knife, the brothers made threats to the owner before stealing his wallet and £700 from the till.

PC Jessica Pearce, investigating, said: “The brothers’ actions that day caused an innocent man to fear for his life. The victim, who was 78 at the time, was pushed to the floor, attacked, and robbed while being threatened at knife point.

“The man’s bravery and commitment to assisting with the investigation throughout is to be admired.“Luckily, Christopher Bouskill drove his getaway car in to floodwater as he left the scene, and after being stranded was apprehended by one of our police dogs.”

Christopher, 40, was also linked to a burglary on Church Street, Swinton, on October 23 when a laptop and cash was stolen.

Stephen, 45, was linked to a burglary on October 17 where almost £10,000 of sentimental jewellery had been stolen from an address on Bradlea Rise, Rawmarsh.

The brothers, both formerly of Albany Road, Rotherham, were each sentenced to ten years behind bars at Sheffield Crown Court on May 13.