Teenagers robbed Leeds fast food delivery driver

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A teenage robber who took part in a gang attack on a takeaway delivery driver in Leeds has avoided being sent to custody.

Callum Robertson, 19, was among three teenagers who attacked the driver after he got lost in the Bramley area of Leeds.

Leeds Crown Court heard the driver stopped his vehicle in the Wyther Park Hill area at 9.10pm on August 29 last year when they approached him.

One of the teenagers reached through the window and grabbed the driver by the throat before he was threatened.

They stole his mobile phone before leaving. Robertson and a youth were arrested nearby.

The mobile phone was later recovered from the home of another 17-year-old youth, who cannot be identified.

The 17-year-old appeared at the court alongside Robertson. Robertson, of Broadlea Street, Bramley, pleaded guilty to robbery.

The 17-year-old pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods and burglary.

The court heard he broke into a house in Bramley in a separate incident and stole property worth £400.

He was caught on CCTV carrying a TV out of the property during the incident on September 7 last year.

Robertson was given a n10-month sentence, suspended for 18 months.

He was also made the subject of an 18-month supervision order and told to do 180 hours unpaid work.

The 17-year-old was ordered to take part in a 100-day activity order and was made the subject of a four-month curfew order between 7pm and 5.30am.

The Recorder of Leeds, judge Peter Collier, QC, said: “This was a very bad robbery of the driver and you took advantage of him.”