Three thugs from Chesham have been jailed for more than 11 years in total after attacking and robbing a man in his forties.

Nasarat Mahmood, 35, of Birch Way, Sajid Mahmood, 33, of White Hill and Azhar Hussain, 33, also of White Hill, were put behind bars after they lured a man to William Moulder Court by placing a false order of food from a takeaway restaurant, and then stealing money after attacking him.

The victim, a man in his forties from Chesham, sustained swelling and bruising to his face, and lost a number of teeth. He was treated at John Radcliffe hospital, and was later discharged.

The incident happened in April last year.

The three men were found guilty by a jury following a trial which finished on August 8 last year, and were sentenced for conspiracy to commit robbery at Amersham Crown Court on September 6, however there were reporting restrictions in place because Sajid Mahmood was facing a further charge for witness intimidation.

A trial for this started on Friday, January 13 January and finished last Tuesday (January 17), with the CPS discontinuing the prosecution case.

Nasarat Mahmood and Azhar Hussain were jailed for four years each, and Sajid Mahmood was given three years and 13 days behind bars.

Investigating officer, Det Sgt Richard Bazeley of Local CID, based at Amersham police station, said: “This serious offence was one that involved, planning and severe force being used to cause nasty injuries to the victim.

“I know this offence caused a lot of disquiet in the community of Chesham. I hope that these convictions demonstrate that Thames Valley Police will not tolerate these types of offences and that our detectives in Chiltern and South Buckinghamshire will carry out robust investigations, work closely with the Crown Prosecution Service and bring offenders to justice, even when they refuse to admit their guilt.

“I hope this gives the community the confidence to report offences to us and know that we will listen to victims, and deal with offences robustly.”