Luke Maddran jailed for 14 years after attacking pair with baseball bat in Hove home (From The Argus)
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Luke Maddran jailed for 14 years after attacking pair with baseball bat in Hove home
Two people were left “fearing for their lives” after being attacked by two men who burst into their home armed with a baseball bat.
Now one of the offenders, Luke Maddran, has been jailed for 14 years while the other attacker remains at large.
Maddran, 27, of Brighton Road, Worthing, appeared at Lewes Crown Court for sentencing after being convicted of two counts of robbery following successful fingerprint identification.
While he pleaded guilty to the robbery, he did not reveal who committed it with him.
The court was told the victims, a man and a woman, were threatened in their flat in Portland Road, Hove, on September 14 last year by two men who forced their way in and assaulted the man.
The man suffered minor injuries and the robbers escaped with laptops, a camera, £1,500 in cash and a large amount of DJ equipment in suitcases.
Officers identified Maddran as one of those involved after finding his fingerprints at the scene.
The second robber is still to be identified.
Detective Constable Brad Lozynski said: “Maddran was a serial offender who had no problem using violence to get what he wanted.
“He and his accomplice, who we are still trying to identify, subjected their victims to a terrifying ordeal in which they feared for their lives.
“Good use of intelligence and forensic techniques helped us catch and convict Maddran, which makes sure we will not see him in Sussex for many years.”
Anyone with information about the second person should call 101 quoting serial 72 of 15/9/13, email firstname.lastname@example.org. police.uk or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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