Thug jailed over spree of attacks

Kyle Bagshaw.
Kyle Bagshaw.

A violent thug who carried out a series of robberies and violent attacks has been locked up for four years and four months.

Leeds Crown Court heard Kyle Bagshaw was subject to a suspended prison sentence for a street attack on a different victim at the time of his offending.

Leeds Crown Court heard the 21-year-old attacked a man in the Rose of York pub, Batley, on February 20 this year. Bagshaw made threats before knocking the man to the ground and kicking him to the head.

Bagshaw was arrested and bailed but carried out another attack on May 7 in the Old Wine and Spirit Vaults, Birstall.

The victim was left with serious facial injuries. He had to undergo surgery after suffering a broken nose, fractured eye socket and a fractured cheek bone.

Bagshaw later bragged about the attack on Facebook, saying he was glad he caused the injuries.

Bagshaw was arrested and again bailed and robbed a woman as she left a shop near to his home on June 17.

Four days later he armed himself with a knife and forced his way into a family home and demanded money. A man and his two young children were in the property at the time. Bagshaw, of Withens Road, Birstall, pleaded guilty to robbery, attempted robbery, inflicting grievous bodily harm, threatening behaviour, theft, failing to answer bail and breach of a suspended sentence order.

Richard Canning, mitigating, said Bagshaw’s life began to spiral out of control after he lost his job and had nowhere to live as he could not keep up with the rent.

He said Bagshaw began drinking every day and all the offences were fuelled by alcohol.

Mr Canning said: “When he is not drinking he comes across as a polite young man.”

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