Man jailed for taxi driver robbery


Latest news in Yorkshire: Published March 19, 2019 03:17:54 PM

A 22-year-old man has been jailed for over two years for robbing a taxi
driver in Rotherham last year.

Kieron Medlock, formerly of Meadow Close, Rotherham, appeared at
Sheffield Crown Court on Tuesday 5 March where he was sentenced to
two-and-a-half years in prison.

He pleaded guilty to robbery at an earlier hearing.

In January 2018, Medlock ordered a taxi from a pub in Swallownest. Once
he was in the taxi, Medlock threatened the driver and assaulted him,
demanding he hand over cash.

The driver handed over some cash before Medlock fled the taxi, but the
whole incident was captured on CCTV and Medlock was subsequently
arrested and charged.

PC Paul McIntyre, the investigating officer, said: “I am pleased that
Medlock accepted responsibility for his crimes and has received a
custodial sentence.

“His victim was left deeply affected by the incident, and now no longer
works at night due to fear. I hope that the victim is reassured by the
sentence given to Medlock and this should send a message that this type
of behaviour will not be tolerated.”


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