Two thugs who attacked a woman in a street robbery in Sheffield city centre have been jailed for a total of almost ten years.
The victim suffered a broken nose and fractured cheekbone when she was attacked by the pair and the duo were jaiiled at Sheffield Crown Court yesterday.
Kyle Probin (pictured left), 23, and Aleksandr Ivanov 26, received sentences of four years and six months, and five years and four months respectively, after they pleaded guilty at a previous hearing.
Sheffield Crown Court heard how Ivanov punched a woman to the floor in York Street in Sheffield city centre on 12 April this year, before the pair made off with a bag containing £15 worth of shopping. Both men were swiftly arrested by South Yorkshire Police officers.
The victim, who is in her mid-30s, had returned to Sheffield train station just minutes earlier and was making her way through the city when she was struck without warning.
Pc Mark Wilkinson said: “This was a particularly cowardly attack in which the victim was struck without word or warning, causing her to suffer severe physical and emotional trauma.
“I hope the sentence sounds a clear message to anyone thinking of committing crime on the streets of Sheffield, as it will not be tolerated.”