Violent trio jailed for assaults and robberies in Bristol
THREE men who admitted a spate of crimes in Bristol have been jailed for more than 12 years in total.
The Post reported earlier today that David Ashton, Christopher Knight and Thomas Jefferson had together and individually carried out a series of muggings and assaults between February and July of this year.
Ashton, aged 24, of Nelson Parade, Bedminster, pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm, robbery, possessing a blade, a further robbery and attempted robbery.
Knight, 18, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to causing actual bodily harm, robbery and attempted robbery.
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Jefferson, 21, of Pawlett Road, Hartcliffe, pleaded guilty to robbery, common assault, resisting a police officer and burglary.
The offences included the mugging of a group of teenagers in Victoria Park, a knifepoint robbery at the Blue Mountain nightclub in Stokes Croft and a number of assaults, including one on a members of staff at Ashfield Young Offender Institution in Pucklechurch.
At Bristol Crown Court today Judge Carol Hagen jailed Ashton for five years and three months, Knight for four years and three months and Jefferson for three years.
After sentencing Detective Constable Andrew Coggins said: "I hope this sentence sends out a strong message to all that crimes like this will not be tolerated in Avon and Somerset."
For more details, see Monday's Post.