Two men sentenced after Batley gunpoint robbery

Two men have been jailed following a violent gunpoint robbery in Batley.

The incident happened on 14 March this year, on Laurel Drive, when the two men approached the female victim in her car and verbally threatened her before pulling out a gun.

They fled the scene, but both were swiftly detained by police. The victim was able to drive off unharmed.

Ryan Hurley, aged 32, of Chidswell Gardens, in Dewsbury and Lee Cass, aged 27 of Cannon Grove, Heckmondwike were charged for several offences including attempted robbery, possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, possession of an imitation firearm and robbery.

Both appeared at Leeds Crown Court on Tuesday and pleaded guilty to the charges. Hurley was jailed for 7 and a half years and Cass was jailed for 6 and a half years.

Detective Constable Chris Eglen, of Kirklees CID, who led the investigation, said: “We welcome the sentences which have been handed to these men.

“Violent crimes of any nature will not be tolerated in Kirklees and we hope that this case highlights the swift action we take with these perpetrators and they will not be able to evade the law by behaving in this way.”

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