|Lee Cole||A prolific, career criminal who attacked and robbed a 12-year-old boy has been locked up for ten years. The boy was walking, listening to music, when he was confronted by Lee Cole, 45.|
Cole, who was riding a bike, struck him in the leg causing him to fall. Cole then put him in a headlock demanding his mobile phone. A struggle ensued resulting in the boy being punched. Cole demanded the victim’s mobile and threatened him before riding off. He was sentenced to 10 years after pleading guilty.
The judge said: “He was not long out of prison before offended again. For a grown man to target a 12-year-old boy, assault and threaten him – all for something as trivial as a mobile phone shows what type of person Cole is."