Dorset and Hampshire bookie robberies: Man jailed

David Hinde Image copyright Dorset Police
Image caption David Hinde admitted three counts of robbery

A man who robbed three bookmakers in Dorset and Hampshire has been jailed for 12 years.

David Hinde, 35, was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court after earlier pleading guilty to three counts of robbery.

Hinde, of Walpole Road, Bournemouth, had his licence period extended to 15 years.

He also admitted two counts of possessing an offensive weapon but was not sentenced for those offences.

Image caption Coral on Castle Lane West, Bournemouth, is one of three bookmakers where robberies were carried out

Two of the robberies took place in Bournemouth, at Ladbrokes on Christchurch Road on 7 May, and Coral on Castle Lane West the day after.

A third robbery happened on 9 May at Ladbrokes on Leith Avenue, Portsmouth.

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