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Newbury man jailed for horrific assault on cyclist

Victim left with broken nose, cheekbones and eyesocket after unprovoked attack

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Newbury man jailed for horrific assault on cyclist

A NEWBURY man has been jailed for six years for viciously attacking and robbing a cyclist.

Neil Robinson knocked the 40-year-old victim off his bike before kicking him repeatedly in the face and body, breaking his nose, two cheekbones and fracturing his eyesocket.

Robinson, aged 29, of Desborough Close, then stole the victim's bike, keys and £300 cash as he lay on the floor bleeding.

The shocking incident happened on August 28 2015, between 9.30pm and midnight on the A4 London Road.

Robinson pleaded guilty to one count of robbery and assault at Reading Crown Court on Monday and was sentenced at the same court to six years' behind bars.

Following the attack, the victim was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford for treatment.

Investigating officer, PC Claire Midwinter from Local CID at Newbury police station, said: "This was a nasty unprovoked attack where the victim was left in a bush, bleeding heavily, when the offender rode away on the stolen bike.

"The sentence reflects well on the severity of the crime committed and I am very happy with the outcome of the case and so is the victim."

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