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Man jailed for six years after brutal attack on cyclist

Neil Robinson was sentenced to six years in prison for the attack and robbery, which left his victim with serious facial injuries

A man was jailed for six years for brutally attacking and robbing a cyclist in Berkshire.

Neil Robinson knocked his 40-year-old victim off his bike on London Road in Newbury, before kicking him repeatedly in the face and body, fracturing his eye socket and breaking his nose and both cheekbones.

He then stole the man’s bike, keys and £300 cash, leaving him bleeding heavily on the ground.

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The attack happened on 28 August 2015 between 9.30pm and midnight on the A4. The victim was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford for treatment.

Following a Thames Valley Police investigation Robinson pleaded guilty to one count of robbery and assault at Reading Crown Court on Monday, and was sentenced to six years in prison.

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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