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Teen beaten up by youths
8:30am Friday 11th October 2013 in News
A TEENAGER walking home to Great Rissington was set upon by two youths who beat him up and robbed him, Gloucester Crown Court was told.
Nathan Foley-Cowan knew one of his attackers – Jake Tipping from Chipping Norton – and there was bad feeling between them.
Tipping, aged 18, of The Leys, pleaded guilty to charges of robbery, witness intimidation and possession of cannabis.
Prosecutor Edward Haskell said that on December 7 last year Mr Foley-Cowan was attacked by Tipping and another youth.
“He felt they were almost lying in wait for him. He was punched to the head and fell to the ground. He was kicked a number of times while on the floor. During the attack his bank card was stolen and both men were asking him for his PIN.”
Mr Haskell said that four days later Tipping sent texts to the victim telling him to drop the charges and made threats of violence.
Dermot Clarke, defending, said Tipping had not set out to commit a robbery but the attack had developed into one. “It happened because Jake said he was going to punch his mum. Nathan had called his mother an alcoholic as she always appeared to be drinking,” he said.
The judge sentenced Tipping to two years two months for robbery and four months consecutively for witness intimidation.
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