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Two men jailed following coffee jar attack

Two men have been jailed for a violent robbery after they attacked their victim with a coffee jar.

Christopher Talbot lured a 37-year-old man into the guest house he was staying at on Washwood Heath Road, in August last year, to sort out a previous ‘misunderstanding’ with a friend of his. 

picture of injuries

Justin Irvine was waiting inside and the pair blocked the exit so the man – who had noticed a silver handle in Irvine’s waistband - was unable to escape.

The duo grabbed him from behind and dragged him into another room where Talbot held a knife to his throat and demanded money. After not giving in to their demands, they repeatedly hit him in the head and face with a coffee jar and slashed him in the leg with the knife.  

Coffee jar used

Covered in blood and fearing for his life, the man threw £65 on the floor and ran to safety where he called for our help.

The pair were arrested shortly after.

Irvine and Talbot
L-R: Talbot and Irvine

At Birmingham Crown Court yesterday (13 February), Talbot, aged 46, and Irvine, aged, 42, both of Washwood Heath Road, Birmingham, were found guilty of robbery and both sentenced to seven years in prison. 

Detective Craig Dando from CID, said: “I am pleased to see these men face time behind bars. It was a nasty, unprovoked attack, leaving a man fearing for his life, all over £65.

“Upon hearing the verdict from the judge, Irvine attacked Talbot in the docks, showing the violent nature of this pair and their lack of remorse.”

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