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Robber jailed after threatening to stab two bus drivers with 'dirty' syringe

PUBLISHED: 15:21 13 June 2017 | UPDATED: 15:21 13 June 2017

Kieran Humphreys

Kieran Humphreys

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Kieran Humphreys only managed to steal £13.20 as a result of the robberies

A man has been jailed for five years after threatening two bus drivers with a ‘dirty’ syringe.

On Monday May 1, Kieran Humphreys, 33, of no fixed address, was getting off a bus at Gore Road, Darenth, when he pulled out a syringe from his pocket and threatened to stab the driver stating the needle was dirty.

The driver handed him £13.20 from the bus takings and £3 in change from his own pocket. The driver reported this to the police once Humphreys got off the bus.

The same sequence happened on May 9, this time when Humphreys got off at Fleet Estate at Dartford.

On this occassion, the driver managed to hold Humphreys’ arms to avoid being stabbed and he did not get any money.

After examining CCTV footage, officers identified Humphreys and he was arrested on May 13. The clothing he was wearnig in the second offence was seized.

He pleaded guilty when appearing at Maidstone Crown Court, and received his sentence on June 8.

Detective constable Rob Sircar, said: “Dartford depends on the local bus service and the drivers should be able to go about their business without fear of being attacked.

“His actions caused the victimes considerable fear and I would like to commend them for the courage and the witnesses for their support thorughout the investigation.”

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