Stevenage pair jailed for total of 25 years for leaving pensioner for dead in cowardly mugging

Lee Jones was jailed for 13 years today.

Lee Jones was jailed for 13 years today. - Credit: Archant

Two Stevenage men who left a pensioner for dead after violently mugging him have been jailed for a total of 25 years today.

Sebastian Yellowe was jailed for 12 years today.

Sebastian Yellowe was jailed for 12 years today. - Credit: Archant

Lee Jones, 33, and Sebastian Yellowe, 23, stole a 68-year-old’s mobile phone, wedding ring, bank card and cash and left him on the ground with serious facial injuries when they attacked him in a park in October last year.

The victim was found by his concerned wife in the park at 12.45am after she went looking for him when he didn’t return to their home in Ely, Cambridgeshire.

He was then rushed to hospital in a semi-conscious state and was only discharged earlier this year.

Det Con Peter Ware from Cambs police said: “This was a cowardly and vicious attack on the victim who has still not fully recovered from his injuries and the sentences handed out today reflect the gravity of the offence.


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“I hope today’s sentencing provides some closure for the victim and his family.”

A police investigation after the attack led officers to Jones and Yellowe, who denied robbery and causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

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But the pair were found guilty in May following a trial at King’s Lynn Crown Court and were sentenced at Norwich Crown Court today.

Jones, of Skegness Road, was jailed for 13 years for the assault and 10 years for robbery, to run concurrently.

Yellowe, of Langthorne Avenue, was jailed for 12 years for the assault and 10 years for robbery, also to run concurrently.

The judge said Jones would not be considered for parole until he had served at least eight years and eight months.

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