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Appeal for shopper to return this bracelet after it was stolen from teenage victim

Detectives have issued an appeal to return this bracelet to a teenage robbery victim.

Officers want to trace a shopper who bought the 18-carat gold bracelet from a pawn brokers just two days after it had been stolen from a 15-year-old boy in a street attack.

Twenty-year-old Curtis Hodgkinson has been jailed for the robbery but officers still hope to return the bracelet – which was a recent birthday present – to the victim.

Nottingham Crown Court heard Hodgkinson pushed the boy to the ground and punched him in the face three times during the robbery in Warren Avenue, Stapleford, on 10 June 2022.

He then fled the scene with the bracelet.

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The following day, the bracelet was taken into Cash Monkey, in High Road, Beeston, before it was bought by a member of the public on 12 June.

Detective Constable Sarah Kirk, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “The bracelet was a gift from the boy’s mother and holds great sentimental value. We are determined to return the item to its rightful owner.”

The court heard Hodgkinson was with two pals who laughed as he carried out the unprovoked attack, which left the victim with bruising.

He was charged with robbery following a robust investigation that included CCTV inquiries, witness testimony and forensic evidence obtained from a pint glass Hodgkinson left at the scene.

Hodgkinson, of Selside Court, Chilwell, pleaded guilty to robbery and was jailed for two years and six months on Tuesday 18 October.

He received a further consecutive jail term of 15 months after he pleaded guilty to wounding without intent in relation to a separate incident on 25 March 2022, in which he stabbed a friend in the arm following an alcohol-fuelled argument in a garden shed in Hickings Lane, Stapleford.

It means his overall sentence is three years and nine months.

Anyone with information about the bracelet should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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