A South Yorkshire thug has been jailed after he was involved in an armed gang attack on a motorist

A thug has been put behind bars after he was involved in an armed gang attack on a passing motorist.

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 7:03 am

Sheffield Crown Court heard on March 19 how Ricky Mills, aged 29, of Guildford Road, at Wheatley Hills, Doncaster, and others armed with weapons attacked the motorist who had stopped on Ripon Avenue, Wheatley, Doncaster.

Judge Roger Thomas QC told Mills: “He was attacked by several of you using weapons. A golf club was in someone’s hands and bats and sticks were in people’s hands and you had some sort of spindle.”

Prosecuting barrister Brian Outhwaite said the motorist was flagged down and a male leaned in and took the car keys and six males appeared armed with weapons including a golf club, wood and bats.

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Sheffield Crown Court, pictured, heard how a thug has been jailed after he was involved in an armed gang attack on a passing motorist.

Mr Outhwaite added the motorist jumped out of his car and fled losing a shoe and he was caught and beaten.

The motorist managed to get into a garden to get his shoe, according to Mr Outhwaite, before he was attacked again.

Mr Outhwaite said the motorist’s car was also damaged and had to be written-off.

Mills, who has previous convictions, pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding and to causing damage after the incident on April 20, 2018.

Edward Moss, defending, said that since the attack Mills has turned his life around and has a job.

Judge Thomas recognised Mills has an impressive reference from his employer but he said the defendant had been caught up in “murky waters” in 2017 and 2018.

He sentenced Mills to two years of custody.

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