Two 'nasty' young men jailed after three violent attacks in Mansfield

Braydon Forbes.
Braydon Forbes.

Two 'nasty' young men have each been jailed for 12 years following three violent attacks in Mansfield - including a stabbing.

Braydon Forbes, 18, formerly of Westfield Lane in Mansfield and a 17-year-old, who can't be identified for legal reasons, were found guilty of grievous bodily harm, two counts of possession of a bladed article, attempted robbery and robbery following an 11 day trial in July.

The court heard how on January 12, the pair tried to rob a man of his mobile phone in Westgate, but ran off after being disturbed by a passing police car.

Two days later they assaulted and threatened a man in Harrop White Road, getting away with a mobile phone, wallet, bag and trainers.

Then on January 20, they stabbed a man as he walked down an alleyway near to Tuckers Lane causing serious him injuries.

The pair were jailed for 12 years each on October 3 at Nottingham Crown Court.

Detective Constable Jane Olsen, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: "These two are nasty young individuals who thought they could go about the streets of Mansfield threatening and assaulting anyone they wanted to. We're pleased they're both now behind bars and serving a lengthy sentence. This violent behaviour will not be tolerated in Nottinghamshire."