Thug jailed for train robbery

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a DRUNKEN thug who robbed a train passenger of his mobile phone and wallet has been locked up for 17 months.

Joshua Thomas Wells, aged 20, was sent to a young offenders’ institute after admitting robbery.

Wells robbed a 23-year-old man alone on a train from Nottingham to Worksop in August.

Nottingham Crown Court heard drunken Wells, from Worksop, ordered his victim to hand over his phone before grabbing hold of him, threatening with and pressing his head against the window.

Wells pinned his victim down to the carriage floor before getting his hands on the man’s smart phone and wallet, containing £18.

Police released CCTV footage and tracked Wells down.

Det Con Ian Grice said: “Wells was heavily under the influence when he carried out this violent and targeted attack on a man travelling alone. His actions were unforgivable and left an innocent man fearing for his life.

“When he was shown the overwhelming evidence, Wells was given no alternative but to plead guilty at court.”