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Robbers jailed for threatening 9 year old boy with axe

Gavin Hunt, Christopher Dixon and Jamie Dixon Credit: West Midlands Police

Three robbers who threatened a nine-year-old boy with an axe in Birmingham have been jailed for almost 29 years.

Gavin Hunt, Christopher Dixon and Jamie Dixon all targeted homes with expensive cars across the Midlands and stole several high-powered vehicles over a series of months.

During one burglary a man was hit with a crowbar, on another occasion the nine-year-old son of a homeowner tried to hide behind the sofa but was grabbed by one of the robbers who held an axe above his head.

During one burglary a man was hit with a crowbar Credit: West Midlands Police

Hunt, aged 41, received two sentences of 12 years and 10 months, to run concurrently, for all the robberies.

Jamie Dixon, aged 32, was sentenced to eight years and ten months as a ‘dangerous offender’.

Christopher Dixon, aged 29, was jailed for seven years and three months.

We are satisfied with the sentences handed to these dangerous individuals, and that they will no longer be able to terrorise residents in their homes or people at work for cash and cars. Thankfully, none of the victims were badly hurt in these robberies, but I have no doubt that the gang would have used serious violence to achieve their objectives if they had not got what they wanted."

– Det Con Damian Forrest

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