Stevenage pair who left pensioner with serious facial injuries after brutal attack found guilty of ‘cowardly’ robbery

The pair will be sentenced at Norwich Crown Court at a later date.

The pair will be sentenced at Norwich Crown Court at a later date. - Credit: Archant

Two men who brutally robbed and attacked a pensioner have been found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Lee Jones and Sebastian Yellowe, both from Stevenage, attacked 68-year-old Tony Walton as he walked home through a park in the Cambridgeshire town of Ely after a night out with friends.

They stole his mobile phone, wedding ring, a bank card and some cash and left him on the ground with serious facial injuries.

Police were alerted at around 12.45am on October 16 last year after Mr Walton’s wife found him stricken in the park.

She had been expecting him home at 10.30pm the previous day but had become concerned when he did not arrive.

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A police investigation led to Jones, 33, and Yellowe, 23, being caught and found guilty of robbery and causing grievous bodily harm with intent today following a trial at King’s Lynn Crown Court.

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Det Con Peter Ware said: “This was a cowardly and vicious attack on the victim who took months to fully recover from his injuries.

“I hope this result today will give him and his family some comfort that justice has been done.”

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