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A pair of teenage robbers attacked a man with a stun gun and hit another in the head with a metal pole for just £30 in cash and a small amount of cannabis.

Alex Kapuscinski and Connor Smart, both aged 19 and from Bournemouth, were jailed on Monday for the “vicious” armed robbery on March 12, 2016.

They pleaded guilty at Bournemouth Crown Court to robbery and were sentenced on Monday, July 11.

Kapuscinski receiwas jailed for three years and 10 months in a young offender’s institution and Smart was jailed for four years and four months.

At 9.17pm on Saturday, March 12, 2016, a neighbour reported a disturbance at an address on Holdenhurst Road in Boscombe, said a spokesman from Dorset police.

The spokesman said: “Kapuscinski and Smart entered a flat along that road that contained four other men. The court heard that once the pair was inside Kapuscinski hit one of the men in the head with a metal pole.


“Smart then used a stun gun on another man in the property before the pair demanded the victims ‘give them their stuff’, the court heard.

“Kapuscinski and Smart took £30 in cash and a small amount of herbal cannabis before fleeing the flat.”

Detective constable Ben Griffin, of Bournemouth CID, said: “This was a vicious attack and I would like to praise the victims and witnesses for coming forward and supporting the prosecution.

“I hope the sentences handed out by the courts act as a warning to others that such offences will not be tolerated. We will actively pursue anyone involved in such criminal behaviour.”

Somerset Live


A FORMER soldier who planned to “frame” his partner’s ex-boyfriend by downloading child pornography onto his computer has been jailed for six months.

John Broomfield, 28, from Bell Street, Swanage, admitted 20 counts of making indecent images of children.

Prosecuting at Bournemouth Crown Court, Kerry Maylin said Broomfield had been arrested and two computers seized on July 22 last year.

After the computers were forensically examined, 236 indecent images were found, depicting children and babies.

Ms Maylin said Broomfield had told police he had downloaded the images in a bid to get his partner’s ex-boyfriend “off her back”, adding: “He was going to download them to the other man’s computer, until his conscience got the better of him.”

In Broomfield’s defence, the court was told that he was “anti” child pornography and had been “disgusted” by the images he had made.

After eight years’ exemplary military service, Broomfield had been medically discharged after suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome. He was planning to do voluntary work.

Sentencing Broomfield, Judge Samuel Wiggs told him: “I regard your potential use of these images as being particularly serious.”

Broomfield will be on the sex offenders’ register for seven years.

Dorset Echo

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