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Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Jail for man who robbed two women at knifepoint in Notts alleyway

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A knifepoint robber who was arrested after threatening two women in an alleyway has been put behind bars.

The victims were out walking together around the Kimberley area, on the night of 26 March 2020, when 27-year-old Sean Fay appeared out of a bush in front of them.

Fay, of Larkfield Road, Nuthall, demanded them to hand over their phones and was holding a knife in front of him.

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He fled after taking a phone from one of the women and a bag from the other.

Thankfully the victims were not injured during the terrifying incident and police were quickly alerted.

Following enquiries, an officer who was on patrol in the area arrested Fay at an address in Nuthall in connection with the robbery. The property was searched and items stolen during the incident were recovered.

Fay was jailed for two years after pleading guilty to two counts of robbery and a further count of possessing a bladed article in a public place.

Detective Inspector Steve Wragg, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was an extremely frightening experience for Fay’s victims.

“I hope it brings them some comfort knowing that he is now off our streets and safely behind bars and I’d like to commend their bravery in coming forward.

“Nottinghamshire Police will not tolerate knife crime and I’d like to reassure the public that we will continue to do all we can to bring those who carry a knife to justice.”