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Man and teen jailed for Wombwell robbery

Monday July 11 2016


Tony Andrew Nuttall Tony Andrew Nuttall


A MAN and a teenage boy have been jailed for a combined total of over 18 years after robbing and assaulting a vulnerable disabled woman in Wombwell last year.

Tony Andrew Nuttall, 29, was sentenced to 14 years behind bars after a jury found him guilty of robbery and handling stolen goods in May this year.

A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was also sentenced. He was charged alongside Nuttall with robbery, burglary and fraud.

The teen entered guilty pleas at an earlier hearing and was sentenced to four years and eight months in prison.

On Monday, November 23, 2015, police were called to an address in Summer Lane, Wombwell, following reports a group had broken into the property and stolen a number of items including a chequebook and handbags.

Three days later, they went back to the same house where they threatened and assaulted the resident, a disabled 63-year-old woman, in the middle of the night. The group made off with a large number of valuables and sentimental items.

Detective constable, Oliver Williams from Barnsley, said: “Burglary is an intrusive and scary crime for victims to experience, but in this case Nuttall and others went back to the same property a second time and subjected our victim – a vulnerable woman – to a violent assault."

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Reply Posted by The Victim on Tuesday July 12 2016 at 11:09
Thank you for publicising my robbery and assault. Two of the three burglars were in police custody by the following lunchtime, the police really did their job kindly and efficiently and I have received all the support and care from professionals that is supposed to happen. By the way, I'm not that old, just disabled and at the time I was seriously ill. My neighbours and relatives were superb, but it is still very frightening to be home invaded and leaves you feeling vulnerable.

Reply Posted by Naughtynorman on Tuesday July 12 2016 at 20:20
Flog them both to within an inch of their lives!!!!!!!!!
F*****g low life scum!!!!!!
Their families must be so proud of them!!!!!

Reply Posted by Boooo on Tuesday July 12 2016 at 23:56
As awful as the crime is they did was, you still have to remember this is a teenage boy that's been dragged down with a man who's much older than himself, a very vunrable Young lad that just mixed in with the wrong crowd and tied him down with class a drugs so he'd dance to their tune! Just Some things the court doesn't take into account....

Reply Posted by thegrimreaper on Wednesday July 13 2016 at 12:04
The reaper agrees with naughty norm , we should administer the cat o nine tails
with great vigour till thy beg for mercy . Then place them in the stocks and pelt them with rotten fruit . You know it makes sense .

Reply Posted by PAUL on Wednesday July 13 2016 at 12:37
Why do people keep making excuses for younger people ? once again this all stems from how you are brought up !

Reply Posted by Dean on Wednesday July 13 2016 at 14:43
Isnt that an excuse for a younger person?

Reply Posted by Anon on Saturday July 16 2016 at 16:45
Don't dare make excuses for this scum, so what he might have had it rough, my childhood was shocking! But I would never ever hurt anybody. I go out of my way to help others as I know how it feels. So sorry no excuse for low life self centred vile individuals! so glad this poor lady is ok, awful traumatic experiance to have to experiance. Such a strong lady.

Reply Posted by the grimreaper on Tuesday July 19 2016 at 15:05
The very dregs of society they must be . One hopes that suitable retribution will be received within the prison walls .

Reply Posted by Naughtynorman on Wednesday July 20 2016 at 19:20
Reaper, I'm afraid that the retribution that you warmly and rightly crave will come in the form of three meals a day, gym, pool competions, education, 1st class healthcare need I go on??????
Happy days!!!!!!!

Reply Posted by Hmp on Friday July 22 2016 at 18:12
Good. Luck in jail lads most lads in jail even tho still classed as criminals have morals and old folk and disabled people is a very big no no watch out for that sugar and water boyos