Three men have been jailed for a combined total of 24 years following a series of knife-point robberies in Buckinghamshire and Berkshire.

Haseeb Ali, 19, of Totteridge Road in High Wycombe and Kieron Agnew-Harris, 19, of Pheasants Rise in Chesham, were both sentenced to seven years and six months in prison, both with extended licence periods of five years.

Nathan Braim, 21, of HMP Bullingdon, was given nine years behind bars. All three men pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit robbery and were sentenced at Reading Crown Court on Thursday 23 December.

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The charges relate to a series of incidents that took place between May 30 and June 1, 2020, in Woolford Park in Woodley, Sheepridge Lane in Flackwell Heath, Filey Road in Reading, Alwyn Road in Maidenhead and The Viewpoint car park in Cookham.

Ali and Agnew-Harris took part in all five incidents, while Braim was involved in three. In these three robberies, the group targeted members of the public, threatening them with knives and taking their possessions.

In one instance, one of the men was seen wielding a machete.

Case investigator Harriet Driver, based at Maidenhead police station, said: “I am pleased that these three men have been sentenced today and accepted responsibility for their actions.

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“They threatened innocent members of the public with knives and in one instance it was reported that a machete was seen.

“Carrying a knife is not tolerated and the effects that knife crime can have are far-reaching, impacting victims, their families and local communities.

“Officers work tirelessly to bring offenders justice and these three will now spend time in prison to reflect on their actions.”

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