Lincoln man jailed for knifepoint robbery

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Lincoln man Lee Bellamy, 23, has been jailed for five and a half years for committing a robbery at knifepoint in the uphill area of the city.

On July 16 2014 at around 3.30am an 18-year-old man was returning home from a night out in the city centre when he realised he was being followed on Newport.

He began to run and Bellamy, who was following him on a bike, caught up with the victim and produced a knife.

Bellamy demanded the man’s wallet and phone, threatening to kill him if he did not hand them over. The victim gave them to Bellamy before running home.

The incident was reported to police and officers conducted extensive fast-time enquiries in hand with the CCTV operator and Bellamy was identified.

He was arrested on July 17 and charged that same day.

Bellamy, of Cecil Street in Lincoln, denied the offence but was convicted by a jury following a trial at Lincoln Crown Court on Wednesday, December 17.

He was sentenced to 66 months in prison for robbery and possession of a knife.