Kennelly 'demonstrated a complete disregard for the law' whilst rampaging the streets of Newark.

A 25-year old man has been sentenced after being found guilty of numerous crimes including robbing an 86-year old pensioner.

Kennelly, of Cross Street, Newark,  appeared before Nottingham Crown Court on Friday and will serve four years and five months prison time  robbery, dangerous driving, aggravated vehicle taking, driving while disqualified and criminal damage.

Kennelly had been found injured in the woman’s garden and invited him in to help in.

Within seconds of being invited into the woman’s Newark home to get a bandage, Kennelly suddenly sprang into action and grabbed her around the throat.

He then forced her to hand over all the cash she had in her purse before fleeing the scene – leaving his victim shaken up and with minor injuries.

Detective Constable Lauren Carpenter, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “His actions that day were absolutely despicable, callous in the extreme, and resulted in his victim suffering a horrible ordeal that she in no way deserved.”

Before the shocking attack, Kennelly had stolen his mother’s car and sped around Newark town centre.

“His actions that day were absolutely despicable, callous in the extreme.”

Dectective constable Lauren Carpenter

Kennelly was at one stage clocked driving at nearly 80mph in a 30mph zone, and after being brought to a stop in Lincoln Street, deliberately drove at a police car to ram his way out.

In addition to the sentence, the 25-year old was handed a 10-year restraining order against his victim and will be banned from driving for three years following his release from prison.