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Teen jailed for phone theft bid.

A teenager has been put behind bars for 20 months for trying to rob a schoolboy on a bus.

Lewis Thornton, 18, who is currently serving a six-month sentence for a similar offence, punched the 15-year-old twice in the face as he demanded his mobile phone. The boy bravely told Thornton: "You are not having my phone," before getting off the bus and contacting police, who then arrested Thornton. Recorder Bernard Coles QC said Thornton wanted money to clear a gambling debt and the fact the attempted robbery was planned was an "aggravating" feature in the case.
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Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Jul 9, 2009
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