Crime & Police Roundup 22/07/2011 – Two men sentenced for series of South Ribble robberies

Posted on - 22nd July, 2011 - 9:45am | Author - | Posted in - Crime
Ross Smith, Bradley Day

Two men have been sentenced to a total of eleven and a half years in prison for a series of robberies in South Ribble.


Bradley Day, 23, of Whitefield Road, Penwortham was given a seven year custodial sentence and Ross Smith, 24, of Calder Close, Kirkham was jailed for four and a half years.

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Both had pleaded to three counts of robbery on 16 June. Day also pleaded guilty to a further count of robbery and Smith to a house burglary and witness intimidation.

The pair committed a robbery at Bargain Booze on Pope Lane in Penwortham on 22 November 2009 and stole hundreds of pounds in cash.

They also targeted the Tipsy Toad in Longton and Londis in Penwortham on 26 November 2009. No money was taken in the raids.


Day was also sentenced for his part in a street robbery on Cuerdale Lane in Walton-le-Dale on 28 August 2009 when a man was threatened, hit in the face and had his phone, keys and watch stolen.

Smith was also sentenced for a burglary at a property on Berkley Close in Kirkham on 6 January 2010 and for subsequently intimidating a witness in the case. A television, clothing and baseball bat were stolen during the burglary but these were recovered by police a short time later.

Detective Sergeant Jon Cass said: “The sentences given to these two men reflect the serious nature of the offences they committed.

“Fortunately robberies are rare in South Ribble but this should act as a warning to people that if they do commit a robbery, we will do all we can to catch them and send them to prison”.

They were sentenced at Preston Crown Court on Thursday 14 July.

Clarification: A previous version of this story included another sentencing and also a police appeal at the time. We would like to clarify that neither Bradley Day or Ross Smith were accused or charged for either of those offences at the time of publication or since. We apologise for any confusion this may have caused and the article has been amended since this was brought to our attention.

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