A 32-year-old man has been handed a 13-year sentence after he was found guilty of assaulting a woman and committing a robbery in Kettering last April.
On April 13, 2023, Brett Stuart Trevor, previously of Kettering, was released from prison after serving a 10-month sentence for possessing a bladed article in a public place.
A day after his release, Trevor assaulted a woman inside a property in Leicester Street, Kettering, attacking her with a small baseball bat, as well as grabbing her hair and punching her.
Three days later (April 17), he travelled to Jean Street, Kettering, at 2.45am and broke into a property.
Armed with a knife alongside an unknown second man, who wielded a claw hammer, Trevor told the victim - “I told you I’d get you” before stealing £700 from inside the address.
Thankfully, the man in question was not harmed.
Trevor was arrested on April 18 and subsequently charged with one count of robbery and one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
He took the robbery charge to a trial at Northampton Crown Court which ended in August last year with the jury finding him guilty. He pleaded guilty to the assault charge at the same court a month later in September.
At the same court this week (February 7), he was sentenced to 10 years in prison with an extended sentence of three years on licence for the robbery. He was handed a 16-month sentence for the assault to run concurrently.
Lead Investigator - Detective Sergeant Ray Anderson, said: “I am really pleased with this sentence as it demonstrates the seriousness with which the police and the courts take serious violence.
“Although the man in this case was not harmed, the terror he must have felt as a result of two armed, masked men breaking into his property in the middle of the night, would have been awful.
“The assault he committed against the woman in this case as well was horrifying and I am pleased we have also managed to get justice for her too.
“I’d like to thank both victims for their support throughout our investigation and I hope that this sentence provides them both with some sense of satisfaction and closure.
“This was a complex investigation involving some great teamwork between our Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and the Domestic Abuse Investigation Unit. I’d like to thank everyone involved and I hope this result demonstrates to the public the determination of Northamptonshire Police to bring offenders like Brett Trevor to justice.”