Lincolnshire

Man admits robbery after Michael Broxholme death

Michael Broxholme Image copyright Lincolnshire Police
Image caption Michael Broxholme was robbed of £90 near his home in Lincoln

A man has admitted robbing a pensioner who died in hospital.

Michael Broxholme, 69, was robbed of his wallet, containing £90, near his home in Hermit Street, Lincoln in June.

He was taken to hospital but died the following day. The cause of his death has not yet been established.

Anthony Robertson, 23, of Grosvenor Road, Skegness, was warned he could face a jail term when he appeared by video-link at Lincoln Crown Court. He is due to be sentenced on 1 September.

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Image caption The robbery happened close to some garages in Hermit Street

Adjourning sentencing for the preparation of a probation report, Judge John Pini QC told Robertson "This is a very serious offence indeed.

"The overwhelming likelihood is that you will receive a custodial sentence, but I want a report to find out about you."

There was no application for bail and Robertson remains remanded in custody.

A Home Office post-mortem examination carried out on Mr Broxholme was inconclusive. The results of a second post mortem are awaited.

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