(LONDON) Snaresbook Crown Court Report: A man who lunged at an #NHS doctor with a knife during an attempted robbery has been sentenced #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Dec.23: He pleaded guilty to attempted robbery, possession of an offensive weapon and possession of counterfeit currency for intent at the same court on Thursday, 27 May.

#AceDailyNews Court Report: A man has been sentenced for the violent attempted robbery of an #NHS doctor in February…

A man has been sentenced for the violent attempted robbery of an NHS doctor

22 December 2021 06:00

Enver Francis, 18 (28.12.02), of Clifton Crescent, Peckham was sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Monday, 20 December as follows:

  • Attempted robbery – 24 month imprisonment suspended for two years.
  • Possession of an offensive weapon – six month imprisonment suspended for two years.
  • Possession of counterfeit currency with intent – 24 month imprisonment suspended for two years.

Sentences to run concurrently:

Francis was also ordered to pay the victim a total of £156.00 in compensation.

The victim, a NHS doctor, aged in his 20s, was contacted by Francis after he posted a PlayStation 5 games console for sale on an online marketplace.

They agreed to meet at the nursing staff accommodation for the Whittington Hospital on Sunday, 21 February. Francis was asked to wait in the communal waiting area so the victim could fetch the console.

He came back but left the console behind a protected electric key fob door in order to check the money before handing it over. He asked to see the money but at this point Francis tried to grab hold of his lanyard.

Francis then punched the victim in the right side of his ribs. He pulled out a hunting knife and lunged at the victim towards his chest. The victim managed to move out of the way.

Thankfully a woman arrived on scene and the victim asked her to call security. At this point Francis fled down the stairs.

Security guards gave chase and the hunting knife was found a short while later. He was captured on CCTV.

Officers from Central North Robbery Squad identified Francis from the CCTV images and on Thursday, 25 February they arrested him at his home address. During the search of his property officers seized counterfeit notes to the value of £1,120.

Detective Constable Ishmael Donegan, from Central North Basic Command Unit, said:

” Francis traveled across London armed with a hunting knife after contacting the victim through a online buying and selling website. He showed no regard for the victim’s safety who could’ve sustained serious injury.

“I ask that sellers and buyers on marketplace websites be extra cautious when meeting individuals in person.

“The swift investigation conducted by Central North’s Robbery Squad and the Violence Suppression Unit ensured Francis was identified and arrested mere days after the incident. I would also like to praise the security guards who pursued Francis not knowing that he was armed with a knife.

“Combating robbers and knife carriers is a priority for The Met and we will continue to pursue these individuals.”

Francis was charged with grievous bodily harm with intent, along with the above offences. The offence of grievous bodily harm was left on file.

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Dec.23: 2021:

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