Armed robber who targeted lone women in Grimsby jailed

He'll spend 12 years in prison

A 'cowardly' armed robber who targeted lone women in Grimsby has been sentenced to 12 years behind bars.

Last November Michael Winchester, of no fixed address, walked into a newsagents, threatening the terrified assistant with a knife and a hammer.

The 34 year old also burgled a house on Lynton Parade.

He pleaded guilty to both, with the judge giving him extra time due to the risk he poses to the public.

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