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Guildford Man Sentenced To Eleven Years For Attempted Robbery

Published on: 5 Sep, 2014
Updated on: 8 Sep, 2014
Samuel Gilbert

Samuel Gilbert

A 22-year-old Guildford man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison at Crown Court today (Friday, 5 September) having pleaded guilty to the charge of attempted robbery.

Samuel Gilbert of Yew Tree Drive, Guildford was charged with attempted robbery of a 63 year-old vulnerable man at his home in Hazel Avenue, Bellfields, Guildford earlier this year on March 23rd. Three other charges of theft, false imprisonment and grievous bodily harm with intent will remain on file.

The victim and Gilbert were together in the Hazel Avenue property in March when an argument started over money. Gilbert then violently assaulted the victim with a hammer and a knife and held him hostage in his own flat.

Guildford Crown Court where...

Guildford Crown Court where Gilbert’s Court case was heard.

DC William Marsh said: “Gilbert is a dangerous offender who took advantage of a vulnerable man and violently assaulted him in his own home. I am pleased with this lengthy prison sentence which means Gilbert is off the streets of Surrey for a very long time.

“This incident has caused considerable distress to the victim but I hope the outcome of today’s sentencing will help to bring some closure on his horrific ordeal.”


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