October 8, 2020 9.49 am This story is over 14 months old

Teen jailed after string of violent attacks

He also climbed on a roof to try and evade police

A Grimsby teenager who carried out a series of assaults including a vicious attack on an elderly man, has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years.

Daniel Chandler, 19, of Cleethorpe Road pleaded guilty to affray, actual bodily harm, grievous bodily harm and two counts of robbery when he appeared at Hull Crown Court.

It included an incident where he hit an elderly man across the head with a metal bar in Thorgam Court in Grimsby on Monday, March 2. It caused the man to fall to the ground.

Later that day he attacked the man again, pinning him against a wall and threatening to hurt his dog unless he handed over cash.

Chandler also admitted robbing a man on Cleethorpe Road on Saturday, February 8. He dragged his victim into a property and assaulted him before stealing his phone, wallet and watch.

In a separate incident on Saturday, February 15, Chandler left a 16-year-old boy with cuts and bruises after pushing him to the ground and stamping on his head on Columbia Road in Grimsby.

Extensive enquiries were carried out to locate Chandler before officers saw him on Cleethorpe Road on March 3. He climbed the roof of a three-storey building for four hours and threw missiles at officers to avoid arrest. He was later arrested and charged.

Kerry Bull, Detective Inspector at Humberside Police, said: “I hope that the sentence in this case provides some reassurance to the community that this man is off the streets, locked up and cannot cause further harm.

“My thoughts go out to the victims of these attacks who have been so brave throughout the process, and I hope that this sentence to imprisonment helps with closure for these ordeals.”

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