Jail term for robber who attacked woman

Paul Moss.
Paul Moss.
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A man has been imprisoned for a total of four years and nine months for a robbery on an 84-year-old woman, trespassing with intent to steal and handling stolen goods.

Paul Moss, 42, from Morecambe, of no fixed address, was sentenced to three years and nine months’ imprisonment at Preston Crown Court, having pleaded guilty to committing a robbery.

Moss was then imprisoned for a further eight months having pleaded guilty to trespassing into a dwelling with the intent of committing a burglary and another four months’ imprisonment having pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods.

The sentences are to be served consecutively, meaning Moss was sentenced to a total of four years and nine months’ imprisonment.

The first offence took place on Sunday, August 18, of this year when Moss assaulted an 84-year-old woman on Pedder Street, Morecambe, stealing her purse and the money it contained. The second offence took place on Tuesday, July 30, when Moss entered an address on Queen Street, Morecambe, with the intention of committing a burglary. Finally, the third offence took place on Thursday, July 25, of this year when Moss handled copper piping that had been stolen from an address on Deansgate.