Andrew Petterson successfully prosecutes aggravated burglary case
March 19, 2021
The defendant received 12 years’ imprisonment for the aggravated burglary of a 79-year-old man after the 3 day trial. After forcing his way into the victim’s address, he beat the man with a pole together with another man. The victim’s safe was taken containing thousands of pounds worth of cash and sentimental items including a watch and the victim’s medals. The victim sadly passed away as a consequence of unrelated medical conditions in 2018. HHJ Kelson described the offence as “wicked” and the Defendant as a “repulsive coward”.
The Defendant was also sentenced for a robbery committed in April 2020. On that occasion he got into the victim’s car directed him to a quiet and secluded road before threatening him with a knife, assaulting him and stealing his wallet. The Defendant pleaded guilty to that matter when it was listed for trial and was sentenced to an additional 1 year imprisonment.