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Weymouth Shopkeeper's Attacker Jailed
A Weymouth man, convicted of attempted robbery, possession of a fake gun and assault, has been sentenced to six years’ imprisonment.
Jason Wheeler, 22, was found guilty after a trial at Dorchester Crown Court on Wednesday 4 September 2013. He was sentenced to six years’ imprisonment on Monday 30 September 2013 at the same court.
The court heard how at 7.55pm on Sunday 13 January 2013 an attempted armed robbery occurred at the Costcutter Store on Buxton Road in Weymouth.
During the incident an imitation handgun and a hammer was used and the shop owner was assaulted.
Detective Constable Ed Meanwell, of Weymouth CID, said:
“Thankfully no one was seriously injured but the trauma of this incident will impact upon the victims for some time to come.
“I want to thank the shop owner and staff for their bravery and also all the witnesses who called the police. Without their assistance Wheeler would not have been brought to justice.
“This conviction and sentence sends a clear message that these crimes are not acceptable and will not be tolerated..”
Two local boys aged 17 and 16 years old, were also convicted.
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An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering Leonne Weeks, 16, who was found dead on a path in Rotherham.
The 32-year-old had tried to stop a row in Thatchers in London Road, two days before Christmas.
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