Sheffield bus thug jailed for six years

A man who assaulted a passenger on a Sheffield bus has been sentenced to six years in prison.

Adrian Willis, 31, got on a bus outside the Tesco on Saville Street on Thursday 19 July last year.

There Willis approached a 50-year-old man and his girlfriend claiming they owed them money before punching the man in his face.

He then got off the bus in the Darnall area and fled.

Willis, formerly of Totley Brook Close, Sheffield, was sentenced last Wednesday after pleading guilty to robbery at an earlier hearing.

He became one of two robbers to receive prison sentences at Sheffield Crown Court last Wednesday after Nathan Jones was jailed for seven years.

Detective Sergeant Wayne Price praised the work of detectives for bringing the pair to justice.

“Both subjected their victims to violence, and in Jones’ case he used a knife, to inflict injury and cause fear and intimidation,” he said.

“This is unacceptable and the swift work of our detectives working on each matter has ensured that these men are now behind bars,” he added.