Norwich man jailed for robberies on elderly women
A man has today, Wednesday 4 April 2018, been jailed for 10 years following a number of robberies in Norwich last year.
40-year-old Justin Campling, of Bullace Road in Norwich, appeared at Norwich Crown Court after previously pleading guilty to seven counts of robbery.
The charges relate to a number of incidents where elderly women were attacked and robbed in Belvoir Street, Ampthill Street, Distillery Square, Margaret Paston Avenue, Adelaide Street, Grove Walk, Angel Road, Brightys Opening and Beloe Avenue between 30 October and 16 November 2017.
Detective Inspector Chris Burgess, who led the investigation, welcomed the sentence saying: "Campling is a dangerous offender who specifically targeted lone vulnerable females in broad daylight and in very public areas of the city.
"As a result, the victims not only suffered physical injuries, when they were knocked to the ground, the majority of them have also been affected psychologically.
"In one lady’s victim impact statement, she says how the robbery has taken away her independence and she now has to go to the shops with a friend as she’s too frightened to go by herself. Another has said how the attack has had an everlasting effect on her both mentally and physically and she’ll remember it for the rest of her life.
"I hope the outcome of this case will bring reassurance to the community that offences of this nature will be investigated thoroughly and offenders of such crimes will be found, prosecuted and imprisoned for a significant sentence."
Campling was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment to serve a minimum of six and a half before being considered for parole.