A 26 year old man has been caged for five years for the brutal robbery of a woman in Driffield
Steven James Lindsay appeared at Hull Crown Court and pleaded guilty to the robbery of a 58 year old woman on Tuesday 29 October 2013.
Lindsay had approached the woman from behind as she walked along a street in the town at 8.30pm.
He pushed her to the ground and fled with her handbag and its contents.
The victim sustained facial injuries during the robbery and needed treatment at Hull Royal Infirmary.
Lindsay was arrested following a positive identification and was charged with the robbery on 7 November 2013.
The judge sentenced Lindsay to five years imprisonment on an early guilty plea.
Detective Sergeant Tom Napier of the East Riding Priority Crime Team said: “The offender was identified and located a number of days later having returned to Driffield. He made off from police and was detained.
“Investigations revealed from witness and CCTV evidence that this male was clearly responsible, advice was sought from the Crown Prosecution Service and the male was charged and detained for court.
“He has since pleaded guilty and been sentenced to five years imprisonment.
“Hopefully the victim will take some satisfaction from his sentence and also I hope that it will also act as a deterrent to anyone else who may think of committing cowardly offences like this.”