THREE thugs have been sent down for a collective term of more than 12 years after an unprovoked street robbery in Burton.
Brothers Shamas Ali, 21, and Shahrukh Ali, aged 20, of Blackpool Street, Burton faced charges of robbery, alongside Naqib Mohammed, 21, of Anglesey Road, Burton.
The trio assaulted and robbed a 21-year-old man in Branston Road, Burton, in July of 2015 and were sentenced at Stafford Crown Court last Thursday.
The victim's mobile phone and watch was taken.
Shamas Ali (below right) pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing and was sentenced to four years behind bars.
Naqib Mohammed (left) also pleaded guilty and was handed a jail term of three years and four months.
Shakrukh Ali (below) stood trial for the offence and was found guilty. He was sent down for five years.
The victim was left with 'extensive' bruising to his face and body and has been left 'traumatised' and now 'fears' walking alone at night.
Chief Inspector Steve Maskrey, who looks after policing in Burton, told the Mail: "I am very pleased with the outcome of the court case. They have left their victim traumatised and afraid to go out at night.
"This was a shocking and unprovoked attack which is highlighted by the length of their sentence.
"It sends a strong message that violence will not be tolerated in Burton."