A robber who was part of gang which stole a hearse before crashing it into a car in Gedling and attacking its driver has been locked up for more than three years.
The crash happened in Jessops Lane shortly after 5am on October 27, 2018.
When the car driver got out to get the details of the occupants in the hearse he was assaulted, suffering a broken nose, facial fractures and bruising.
Steven Lambley, of Sherwood Vale, Mapperley, and Jack Jones, of Welbeck Gardens, St Ann’s, were among the offenders.
Lambley, 22, and Jones, 19, were also among a group of people who attacked a man as he was walking across the Forest Recreation Ground on 19 March 2019.
The victim was punched and kicked before his attackers stole his mobile phone and took other items from his bag including a laptop.
He suffered swelling and bruising but thankfully wasn’t seriously hurt.
Lambley was jailed for a total of 38 months at Nottingham Crown Court after pleading guilty to charges including robbery, attempted robbery, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, aggravated vehicle taking, theft, fraud by false representation and handling stolen goods.
Jones received a 20-month sentence, suspended for 24 months, after pleading guilty to robbery, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, aggravated vehicle taking, handling stolen goods and fraud by false representation.
Lambley was also banned from driving for 31 months and Jones for 12 months.
Detective Constable Rich Kinsey, of West Bridgford CID, said: “Lambley and Jones were among a gang of individuals who, over a period of time, targeted the residents of Carlton and Gedling, with offences spanning robbery, assault, theft, fraud, handling stolen goods and even stealing a hearse from a funeral home.
“The car driver involved in the collision with the stolen hearse was viciously attacked after getting out of his vehicle.
“He was punched to the head and repeatedly punched and kicked after being pushed to the floor.
“This unexpected attack left him feeling traumatised and I hope he is now able to move forward and put this terrible ordeal behind him.”