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Berkshire Teenager Sentenced for Robbing Taxi Drivers

Berkshire Teenager Sentenced for Robbing Taxi Drivers

A Berkshire teenager who robbed three taxi drivers has been jailed for three and a half years.


Eighteen years old George Appleton who lives in Watts Hill Cottages Wraysbury has been pleaded guilty to three counts of robbery and of possession of a bladed article. The teenager was sentenced at the Reading Crown Court on Thursday.


Appleton tricked three taxi drivers after finding an isolated place where he robbed and assaulted the taxi drivers, and in one case he robbed a cabbie at the knife-point.


In the first attack, Appleton attacked a cabbie with a knife and robbed all of his cash. The 53-year-old taxi driver suffered a severe head injury and bruises during the robbery which happened around 3 am.


The second and third attack also happened in the early hours of the morning in Wraysbury and Datchet, but in both robberies Appleton was unarmed, and the victims were left with head injuries and bruises.


Detective Peter Hindley of Maidenhead Police Station, said: “Appleton indulged in a violent spree of offending, targeting lone taxi drivers by robbing them in the isolated areas.


“In one case, Appleton showed a knife and demanded cash which shows that he is a violent man.


“Appleton will now have plenty of time in prison to reflect on his violent actions, and I am hopeful that he will come out as a good man for the society.”

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