Man jailed after threatening 12-year-old boy with machete and stealing his scooter

A man has been jailed for more than four years after stealing a scooter from a 12-year-old boy in Yorkshire.

Declan Laws, of Terry Street in Hull, pulled out a machete and threatened the boy, taking an electric scooter from him on Chedale Close in the city on February 3 this year.

The 26-year-old was jailed on Friday (Jun 9) after being found guilty of robbery and possession of the machete at Hull Crown Court. The boy was not injured in the incident.

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Speaking after sentencing Sergeant Downs, of Humberside Police, said: “Carrying a weapon such as a knife or machete is an extremely serious offence. I hope this sentencing serves as a warning to others that the possession of an offensive weapon in a public place will always lead to a custodial sentence.

“Thankfully in this case no one was hurt but it could easily have been very much more serious.”

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