Jail for Corsham scissor attacker

Leon Saunders

Leon Saunders

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A Corsham man who threatened a teen with scissors has been jailed for 18 months.

Leon Saunders of Newlands Road, was sentenced today at Swindon Crown Court to 18 months imprisonment for one count of assault with intent to rob.

This incident took place in Corsham on December 5, when Saunders, 19, attempted to rob a 17-year-old boy using a pair of scissors.

Detective Constable Kevin Golledge from the Priority Crime Team at Melksham Police Station said: “This was a nasty attack on a teenager who was waiting at a bus stop with two friends.

“Leon Saunders not only threatened his young victim but used a weapon to intimidate him as he tried to rob him of his personal belongings. He also assaulted the victim and left him with two minor cuts to his face after threatening him with scissors.

“Saunders had gone out with a pair of scissors with the clear intention of using them to cause harm or distress.

“Thanks to the swift work of our officers, Saunders was located and arrested within minutes of this crime being committed.

“Wiltshire Police will not tolerate people using or threatening to use offensive weapons in any capacity and I hope this sentencing serves as a clear warning to those who might be tempted to go out in our communities armed with weapons of any shape.”

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