Doncaster stun gun robber caged for Christmas

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A Doncaster teenager will be spending Christmas behind bars after robbing two men after threatening them with a stun gun.

Macauley Davies, 19, of Hunt Lane, Bentley, appeared at Sheffield Crown Court yesterday to stand trial on the charge - but changed his plea to guilty and was sentenced immediately to five years in prison.

The court heard how on August 4, just before 8pm, Davies started talking to a 21 and 24-year-old man outside a pub on Scot Lane in the town centre.

He walked with the pair down the road, then as they approached an alleyway just off Scot Lane, he threatened them with what they described as an electrical stun gun and demanded they hand money over to him.

The 21-year-old handed over £10 and Davies left the scene and went back towards the pub.

The incident was reported to police and he was arrested a short time later.

PC Ben Harris said: “Davies didn’t spare a thought for his two victims when he decided to threaten them just to be able to line his own pockets.

“I am pleased he changed his plea and admitted his guilt to the crime he committed.

“Due to his thoughtless and reckless behaviour, he will be spending the next few Christmases behind bars and will have plenty of time to think about his actions.”