Man jailed for six years after strangling friend with own jumper

THUG: Christopher Robb

THUG: Christopher Robb

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A 25-year-old has been jailed for six years after biting and strangling another man with his own jumper.

Christopher Robb, formerly of Newick Road, Brighton, launched the attack – which police described as “vicious and sustained" - in March last year following an evening spent drinking and smoking cannabis.

Robb was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court on Friday having previously pleaded guilty to assault.

The court was told on March 15, 2013, Robb travelled to a flat in London Road, Southborough, Kent, which was shared by two associates of Robb.

The three were joined by a group of other people including the 38 year-old victim and spent the evening drinking and smoking cannabis.

After midnight other guests had gone home and the homeowners had gone to bed, and Robb and the victim were the only people left in the lounge.

A Kent Police statement said: “Robb then began a prolonged assault on the victim, which included strangling him with his own jumper, repeatedly banging his head, and stamping on his leg. The victim also recalled Robb threatening to mutilate him with a knife.

“Police attended the flat following a call from ambulance crews after the victim had woken on a sofa with multiple injuries.

“He was taken to hospital with a fractured nose, a depression to his skull and bruising and swelling to his face, abdomen, neck and upper chest.

"The victim also had a bite mark on his left shoulder, clumps of hair missing and cuts and lacerations to his hands and legs.

“Robb was later arrested and identified by the victim as the offender. Forensic tests on the victim’s t-shirt found Robb’s DNA was present.”

Detective Constable Jeremy Taylor said: “Robb subjected his victim to a horrific and unprovoked attack.

It is only by luck that the assault did not result in even more serious injuries." 

“When Robb was interviewed he refused to comment or give any indication at all as to why he used such wanton violence on a person he had only known for a few hours. This sentence will give him time to reflect on his actions.”

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8:02am Tue 4 Mar 14

hoveguyactually says...

Only six years? Ludicrous!
Only six years? Ludicrous! hoveguyactually
  • Score: 12

9:33am Tue 4 Mar 14

willy harris says...

i reported this man too the police five years ago for violence towards an old man in north street ,i went too the police station and attended a identidty. line up and picked out this person ,the police said thankyou .and that was the end of that no charge',now look ,might have been stopped with earlier punishment,
i reported this man too the police five years ago for violence towards an old man in north street ,i went too the police station and attended a identidty. line up and picked out this person ,the police said thankyou .and that was the end of that no charge',now look ,might have been stopped with earlier punishment, willy harris
  • Score: 14

10:02am Tue 4 Mar 14

Harry Brown says...

willy harris wrote:
i reported this man too the police five years ago for violence towards an old man in north street ,i went too the police station and attended a identidty. line up and picked out this person ,the police said thankyou .and that was the end of that no charge',now look ,might have been stopped with earlier punishment,
Scum. Your story just shows that we need act swiftly and hard on these type of offences. Maybe if we had, this other offence might never have taken place
[quote][p][bold]willy harris[/bold] wrote: i reported this man too the police five years ago for violence towards an old man in north street ,i went too the police station and attended a identidty. line up and picked out this person ,the police said thankyou .and that was the end of that no charge',now look ,might have been stopped with earlier punishment,[/p][/quote]Scum. Your story just shows that we need act swiftly and hard on these type of offences. Maybe if we had, this other offence might never have taken place Harry Brown
  • Score: 7

10:49am Tue 4 Mar 14

Durango_Splubb says...

So probably some time well within six years we'll get yet another victim from this unsavoury character. Even if he serves the whole six years I can't imagine he'll get any kind rehab or counselling treatment so he'll still be prone to brutal outbursts!
So probably some time well within six years we'll get yet another victim from this unsavoury character. Even if he serves the whole six years I can't imagine he'll get any kind rehab or counselling treatment so he'll still be prone to brutal outbursts! Durango_Splubb
  • Score: 6

5:10pm Tue 4 Mar 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

He knows he gets violent when he's taken cannabis but the brain dead moron keeps taking it anyway.

This is why I want cannabis banned and got rid of completely.

My nephew was murdered by some bar steward that took cannabis.
He knows he gets violent when he's taken cannabis but the brain dead moron keeps taking it anyway. This is why I want cannabis banned and got rid of completely. My nephew was murdered by some bar steward that took cannabis. getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: -5

7:02pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Durango_Splubb says...

Alcohol featured very heavily in this person's activities! The most commonly used and abused drug of 'em all! It's totally legal, extensively advertised, freely available, and is the direct cause of 1000s of times more social damage than all other drugs.

But don't let facts blur your opinions
Alcohol featured very heavily in this person's activities! The most commonly used and abused drug of 'em all! It's totally legal, extensively advertised, freely available, and is the direct cause of 1000s of times more social damage than all other drugs. But don't let facts blur your opinions Durango_Splubb
  • Score: 3

7:03pm Tue 4 Mar 14

petrolned says...

getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
He knows he gets violent when he's taken cannabis but the brain dead moron keeps taking it anyway.

This is why I want cannabis banned and got rid of completely.

My nephew was murdered by some bar steward that took cannabis.
Violent when he takes cannabis, Really? How uninformed you are.
[quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: He knows he gets violent when he's taken cannabis but the brain dead moron keeps taking it anyway. This is why I want cannabis banned and got rid of completely. My nephew was murdered by some bar steward that took cannabis.[/p][/quote]Violent when he takes cannabis, Really? How uninformed you are. petrolned
  • Score: 5

12:04am Wed 5 Mar 14

All 9 of me says...

getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
He knows he gets violent when he's taken cannabis but the brain dead moron keeps taking it anyway.

This is why I want cannabis banned and got rid of completely.

My nephew was murdered by some bar steward that took cannabis.
what have YOU been smoking ?
[quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: He knows he gets violent when he's taken cannabis but the brain dead moron keeps taking it anyway. This is why I want cannabis banned and got rid of completely. My nephew was murdered by some bar steward that took cannabis.[/p][/quote]what have YOU been smoking ? All 9 of me
  • Score: 1

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