A machete-wielding youngster who threatened to cut off singer Aled Jones’ head as he robbed the megastar of his £17,000 Rolex watch has been locked up. The 52-yr-frail Welsh baritone used to be walking along Chiswick High Toll road in west London together with his son at about 5.40pm on July 7 when the 16-yr-frail boy, who can’t be known, attacked him.
Having spotted the Daytona Rolex on Mr Jones’s arm, the youngster pointed a machete in his face and told him to rob away the watch, Ealing Magistrates’ Court docket used to be told on Tuesday. When he seen the singer used to be tranquil following him from a distance after handing over his Rolex, the attacker warned: “Accelerate thoroughly different map or I will cut your head off.” The early life used to be handed a 24-month detention and training describe, having grew to grow to be up leisurely for court docket for a second time.
Chairman of the bench Rex Da Rocha told him his story used to be “appalling”, adding: “Your actions should always no longer acceptable. Pointing that machete at an innocent individual is totally unacceptable.”
The youngster previously stole a gold Rolex watch charge £20,000 from a man in his 70s at Paddington space in west London, the court docket heard. He had been due to stand trial for robbing Mr Jones at Wimbledon Formative years Court docket in August, but pleaded guilty to robbery and possession of an offensive weapon – having arrived leisurely together with his trial already under map.
Vijay Khuttan, prosecuting, told Ealing Magistrates’ Court docket Mr Jones and his son had long previous out for a stroll once they were “spotted” by the early life who had seen a high-charge watch on his arm. “He crossed the avenue and adopted them down the high avenue,” Mr Khuttan continued. “He pulled out a machete and ran towards Jones and his son with the machete brandished.”
The early life told Mr Jones: “Give me your Rolex or I will cut your arm off. He pointed the machete in Jones’s face.”
When the youngster seen Mr Jones used to be tranquil following him from a distance, he told him to “stroll thoroughly different map or I will cut your head off”. CCTV used to be tranquil from the dwelling and the youngster used to be arrested at his west London dwelling.
At the time of his arrest, the boy used to be wearing a gloomy Nike tracksuit and his trainers were ones he used to be wearing in the photos. The machete used to be found in his room.
Mr Jones used to be together with his son on the time of the incident, who later picked the attacker out in an identity parade. When asked if he wished to take care of the court docket about his actions, the youngster – who regarded down on the flooring for distinguished of the hearing – mentioned: “I originate no longer think I want to suppose anything.”
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