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Camberley man jailed after pleading guilty to assault and robbery

News   •   Sep 24, 2019 13:58 BST

A Camberley man has been jailed for two years after pleading guilty to numerous offences, including assault by beating and robbery.

Finley Watts, 21, also pleaded guilty to witness intimidation and destroying property when he appeared at Guildford Crown Court last Wednesday (18 September).

Watts pleaded guilty to a robbery after he grabbed a gold chain from the neck of a man outside a proerty in Old Dean Road on 7 June.

He then assaulted a 17-year-old girl after she tried to intervene, putting her in a headlock, throwing her to the ground and punching her.

He was subsequently arrested and released on conditional bail. However, just a few days later, he was arrested again after breaching his bail conditions by confronting the female victim and verbally abusing her and threatening her with violence.

Surrey Heath Borough Commander Bob Darkens said: “Finley Watts thought he was untouchable, but the fact that he is now behind bars for two years has proved him wrong. He is nothing but a bully. I hope this sets an example to the young men who look up to him and try to emulate him, and shows the consequences you will face when you break the law.

“We will simply not tolerate offending of this nature in Surrey Heath.”