A teenager has been jailed for more than two years for his part a violent robbery.
Declan Clarkson, 18, of Coniston Road, Lancaster, was jailed for two years and six months for his part in the robbery on the Newton estate, and for drug possession.
The teenager was sentenced at Preston Crown Court, having previously been found guilty of the offences.
A 15-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was also sentenced to a 12-month supervision order, three months’ electronic monitoring and a two-year Youth Rehabilitation Order at Preston Crown Court for his part in the same robbery.
The offences took place on Monday, May 20, when the pair took £95 cash from the victim’s pocket, after another group had already beaten the victim to the floor with bats.
When arrested, Clarkson was also found to be in possession of a quantity of cannabis.
Inspector Nigel Parkinson of Lancaster Police said: “This was an opportunistic crime against a victim that had already been subjected to a group assault.
“The message is clear, we will not tolerate these kinds of offences and (this) custodial sentence for Declan Clarkson demonstrates this.”