A STROUD MAN has been sentenced after admitting to robbing a man before burgling his home earlier this year.

John Munson, aged 38 and of no fixed abode appeared at Gloucester Crown Court last Monday (15 November) where he was sentenced to four years and three months in prison for robbery, burglary and resisting a constable in the execution of duty.

The Judge heard how police were called to Westward Road on the evening of Friday, August 6 after it was reported that Munson had attacked and robbed a man.

It was stated that he had punched the man before forcibly stealing his house keys and mobile phone. He then went on to force his way into his accommodation and steal mobiles phones and medication.

Munson was arrested later that day before being charged and remanded in custody where he remained throughout court proceedings. He pleaded to all three of the charges ahead of being sentenced.

As well as the prison sentence Munson became subject of a five year long Restraining Order (Protection from Harassment Act 1997 S5) which prohibits him from contacting his victims directly or indirectly as well as attending Westward Road, Stroud.

Sergeant Garrett Gloyn from the Stroud Neighbourhood Policing Team said: "I’ve known John since he was a teenager and the Stroud Neighbourhood Policing Team have made a number of efforts to help change his ways.

"This is a significant sentence which has resulted from some excellent work by local officers."

“I am hopeful that we can continue to work with John upon his release from prison.”