Armed Sheffield man admits attempted robbery and possessing an offensive weapon after he was seen with a machete

A man has admitted committing an attempted robbery and possessing an offensive weapon after he was seen with a machete.

Tuesday, 15th September 2020, 12:30 pm

Sheffield Crown Court heard on September 10 how Lester Ramsey, aged 21, of Nottingham Street, Burngreave, Sheffield, pleaded guilty to the two counts after an incident at a convenience store on July 13.

Richard Adams, defending, said there was CCTV footage which catalogued the offending in its entirety during a short-lived incident.

The court also heard that Ramsey had the machete while he was on Verdon Street in Burngreave.

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A man who has admitted an attempted robbery and possessing an offensive weapon is due to be sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court, pictured.

Recorder Abdul Iqbal told Ramsey he would need to consider a pre-sentence report from the probation service and need to consider what future risks the defendant may pose due to his antecedent history which includes a previous conviction for manslaughter.

Recorder Iqbal adjourned the case until October 15 when the CCTV footage will be shown and all matters will be considered before sentencing.