Essex man who robbed a motorcyclist with an axe and hammer before crashing into a garden fence pleads guilty

Brown suffered serious facial cuts when he crashed the bike

Brown suffered serious facial cuts when he crashed the bike

Friday, November 24, 2017

An Essex man who robbed a motorcyclist armed with an axe and hammer in before crashing into a garden fence just a few hundred metres away has pleaded guilty to offences today.

Reece Brown, 21 and of Laindon, pleaded guilty to robbery, possession of a blade and driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence at Basildon Crown Court and is due to be sentenced on Wednesday, January 3.

Investigating officer Dc Robert Lewis, of Basildon CID, said: “The victim managed to locate his stolen motorbike and attempted to walk it way before being confronted by Brown armed with weapons.

"Brown insisted the bike was his friend's, rode off and crashed into a garden fence, suffering a serious cut to his face.

"Brown, who left the bike and weapons at the scene, later claimed he was attacked so he could get treatment for his injuries.

"Fortunately, the story didn’t wash with paramedics who called us and he appeared at court today.”