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Two convicted of chasing and robbing man in Bury St Edmunds

PUBLISHED: 17:53 02 June 2017 | UPDATED: 17:53 02 June 2017

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Two men accused of knocking a man to the ground and robbing him of cash and tobacco as he walked home in Bury St Edmunds have been convicted by a jury.

James Thompson was approached by Karl Denning and Thomas Sexton as he walked along a path near a railway bridge, and after chatting to him one of the men tried to punch him while the other demanded money, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

After a struggle Mr Thompson managed to break free and was chased towards Fornham Road and Thingoe Hill by Denning and Sexton.

When they caught up with him Mr Thompson was knocked to the ground and held down by one of the men while the other searched his pockets.

Denning, 23, of no fixed address and Sexton, 21, of Bluebell Avenue, Bury St Edmunds, denied robbing Mr Thompson in January last year but were found guilty after a trial.

They will be sentenced on June 16.

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