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Robbers Jailed For 20 Years

Two men who targeted lone women in robberies in Bradford have been jailed for a total of 20 years.

Lee Naylor and Dean Whittaker were sentenced at Bradford Crown Court yesterday (Wednesday) for the offences which occurred in September and October last year.

Naylor, 39, of Kingswood Terrace, Bradford was given 14 years after he was found guilty of the violent robbery of a 74-year-old woman in Southfield Lane on 2 October.

Naylor pushed his victim to the floor as she walked along the road. He then kicked and stamped on her as she attempted to hold on to the bag.

He was also sentenced for a similar offence in Palm Close on 21 September last year where a 47-year-old woman was robbed of her handbag following a struggle.

Whittaker, 27, of Cobden Street, Allerton received a six-year term for assisting Naylor in the latter offence.

Detective Constable Priscilla Haigh of Bradford District CID, said:

“The level of violence used by Naylor in the Southfield Lane robbery was shocking and even more despicable considering his victim’s age and vulnerability.

“Both he and Whittaker are clearly dangerous men and the public should feel safer knowing that they have been given significant jail terms.”

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