Three men who robbed and assaulted a taxi driver in Bognor Regis have been handed prison sentences.
Bradley Gill, Aaron Brown and Ryan Meyer will now serve a total of 14 years for the attack that took place on August 19. The incident took place at an Esso petrol station where the driver had stopped after the three men became aggressive on a journey from Sheiks nightclub.
Bradley Gill was arrested the following day when he pleaded not guilty to the attack, but was found guilty after a two day trial at Portsmouth Crown Court where he was sentenced to five years in year on December 18.
Aaron Brown, 24, and Ryan Meyer, 21, were arrested in October by Thames Valley Police and pleaded guilty to robbery. Meyer was given a 49 month sentence and Brown a 54 month sentence with a further nine months for the breach of a suspended sentence.
As reported in The News Portsmouth constable Jonathan Tizzard of the investigations team said:
‘These three men caused a considerable amount of distress to the victim and during the investigation showed little remorse. ‘We are glad the court has recognised the serious nature of these offences and the sentencing for the trio has been a welcomed result.’