Robbers threatened to pour kettle of boiling water over victim's face as they demanded his bank card number in attack in his own home in Leeds

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A robbery victim was told he would have his face scarred with a kettle of boiling water unless he told his attackers his bank card number.

Kyle Walker was locked up for more than four years over the threats and violence used against the victim in his own home in Bramley, Leeds.

Leeds Crown Court heard the incident happened at the victim's home on Broad Lane on October 9 this year.

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Caroline Abrahams, prosecuting, said the the victim had allowed a female friend to stay at his home the day before the incident.

Kyle was jailed for four years and two months over the robbery of a man in his own home in Bramley.Kyle was jailed for four years and two months over the robbery of a man in his own home in Bramley.
Kyle was jailed for four years and two months over the robbery of a man in his own home in Bramley.

The man returned home the next day to find four men in the house with the woman.

Walker is an ex-boyfriend of the woman and all four men appeared to be under the influence of drink and drugs.

The victim encouraged the men to leave but they refused.

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They were asked to put the items back but they refused.

The man then had his legs kicked from underneath him, causing him to fall to the floor.

One of the men got on top of him and punched him.

The attacker said "give us the dough".

Walker then became involved in the assault.

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He searched the victim's pocket while he was on the ground and took two bank cards and a £5 note from his pockets.

A third man said: "You are going to die today."

The first man who launched the attack demanded the victim's bank card number.

The victim then told the men his bank card number.

The first man took out a knife and said: "Make sure it is the right number or I will stick it in your eye."

Walker used one of the cards to withdraw £150 from a cash machine at a Post Office in Bramley.

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The money was shared among the attackers and spent of drugs.

Ms Abrahams said the victim's ordeal lasted around 20 minutes.

He described in a statement how he felt stupid and confused by the attack, saying: "As there were three of them I felt outnumbered.

"I was so scared when they put the knife to my face.

"I thought I was going to be stabbed."

The court heard Walker was also involved in 16 shoplifting offences during October at stores including Co-Op, Tesco, Heron Foods and Spa.

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He also attacked a police office officer and a member of store staff who tried to stop him from stealing.

Walker, 34, of Harrison Avenue, Stanningley, pleaded guilty to robbery, 16 counts of theft, assaulting an emergency worker and common assault.

Anthony Sugare, mitigating, said Walker had been addicted to heroin and cocaine for four years and committed the offences to buy drugs.

Mr Sugare said Walker did not use violence against the robbery victim but accepted his involvement in the offence by searching his pockets and withdrawing cash with the bank card.

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He added: "He is not proud of himself in relation to this particular incident."

Judge Robin Mairs jailed Walker for four years and two months.

Walker was also made the subject of a restraining order preventing him from entering business premises at Belgrave Retail Park for five years.