Two defendants brawl in the dock after judge sentences them to seven years for smashing a man over the head with a coffee jar in violent robbery
- Justin Irvine, 42, attacked co-defendant Christopher Talbot, 46, after sentencing
- The two appeared at Birmingham Crown Court for a violent robbery in the city
- The two thugs were caged for 7 years for the brutal attack on a 37-year-old man
Two defendants brawled in the dock at court after being convicted or robbing a man and smashing him over the head with a coffee jar.
Justin Irvine, 42, attacked co-defendant Christopher Talbot, 46, after the pair were found guilty of the violent robbery at Birmingham Crown Court on Thursday.
The two thugs came to blows in the dock shortly before they were jailed for seven years for a brutal attack on a 37-year-old man.
Justin Irvine (left), 42, and co-defendant Christopher Talbot (right), 46, were sentenced to seven years at Birmingham Crown Court yesterday for violent robbery, after the pair smashed a man over the head repeatedly with a coffee jar at a city guest house
The court heard Talbot had lured the victim into a Birmingham guest house in August last year, to sort out a ‘previous misunderstanding’ with a friend of his.
Irvine was waiting inside and the pair blocked the exit so the man was unable to escape from the property.
The duo grabbed him from behind and dragged him into another room where Talbot held a knife to his throat and demanded money.
They repeatedly hit him in the head and face with a coffee jar and slashed him in the leg with the knife when he refused to give into their demands.
The victim’s head can be seen dripping with blood after the vicious attack with a coffee jar in Birmingham last year
The weapon is pictured after police searched the Birmingham guest house in August last year
Covered in blood and fearing for his life, the man threw £65 on the floor and ran to safety where he called for our help. The pair were arrested by police shortly after.
At Birmingham Crown Court yesterday, Talbot and Irvine were found guilty of robbery and both sentenced to seven years in prison.
Detective Craig Dando, from West Midlands Police CID, said: ‘I am pleased to see these men face time behind bars.
‘It was a nasty, unprovoked attack, leaving a man fearing for his life, all over £65.
‘Upon hearing the verdict from the judge, Irvine attacked Talbot in the docks, showing the violent nature of this pair and their lack of remorse.’
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