Man jailed after vicious assault on woman at Nottingham cashpoint machine

Nottingham Crown Court

A robber who attacked a woman in Nottingham after she had withdrawn money from a cash point has been jailed for six years.

Yesterday (Wednesday 15 March 2017) a jury at Nottingham Crown Court found Nathan Johnson, 34, of Hyson Green, guilty of robbery.
It happened in Darley Road at about 9.20am on 18 November 2016.
The victim had visited a cash point to withdraw some money.

As she walked along Darley Road, Johnson attacked her from behind and subjected her to a vicious assault, striking her head against the floor and punching her in the face before taking her bag and fleeing the scene.

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She was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre to be treated for injuries to her face, hands and arms.

Johnson was swiftly arrested after a police officer based at Radford Road Police Station was alerted by CCTV operators that he was standing at a tram stop in Radford Road.
The court heard that Nottingham City Council CCTV operators had seen the attacker walk past the victim as she withdrew her money from the cash point. He was later seen watching the victim prior to his attack on her.
Speaking after the sentencing Detective Constable Elina Falcon said: “We are all very happy with this conviction and the sentence given by the crown court. This was an unprovoked attack on a vulnerable woman for no other reason than financial gain.”