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Man jailed after unprovoked attack in Gravesend

PUBLISHED: 11:50 09 July 2014

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A robber who knocked a vulnerable man to the ground and struck him as he lay defenceless has been jailed.

Paul Kelly, of Foxwood Way, Longfield, was sentenced to two years and two months in prison by a judge at Maidstone Crown Court.

The 44 year old admitted robbery after attacking his victim and stealing cash from his pocket in Darnley Street, Gravesend, on September 2 last year.

He had accused the man of trying to flirt with his girlfriend before punching him in the side of the head.

Kelly also admitted possessing an offensive weapon and a public order offence after he threatened another man with a metal bed frame in Milton Road, Gravesend, on February 2.

Investigating officer DC Deborah Cummings said: “Kelly attacked a vulnerable man in an unprovoked and violent assault. His victim has been left traumatised.”

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