Guilty verdict for duo who robbed and ‘viciously attacked’ Ely man


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Two men who robbed and brutally attacked an Ely man have been found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Lee Jones, 33, and Sebastian Yellowe, 23, attacked 68-year-old Tony Walton as he walked home through Cherry Hill Park after a night out with friends.

They stole his mobile phone, wedding ring, a bank card and some cash and left him on the ground with serious facial injuries.

Police were alerted at about 12.45am on October 16 last year after Mr Walton’s wife found him stricken in the park, off Broad Street.

She had been expecting him home at 10.30pm the previous day but had become concerned when he did not arrive.

Mr Walton, the parent of a pupil at King’s Ely, was taken to hospital and was only discharged earlier this year after extensive treatment.

Police inquiries led to Jones and Yellowe, who were found guilty of robbery and causing grievous bodily harm with intent today (May 5), following a trial at King’s Lynn Crown Court.

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Jones, of Skegness Road, Stevenage, and Yellowe, of Langthorne Avenue, Stevenage, were remanded for sentencing at Norwich Crown Court at a later date.

DC Peter Ware said: “This was a cowardly and vicious attack on the victim who took months to full recover from his injuries.

“I hope this result today will give him and his family some comfort that justice has been done.”