Missing Norwich prostitute Kellie Pratt's brother jailed for violent Yarmouth street robbery
PUBLISHED: 13:16 25 November 2013 | UPDATED: 13:42 25 November 2013
The brother of missing Norwich prostitute Kellie Pratt has been told by a judge to get bereavement counselling while in prison, after he was jailed for a violent street robbery.
Leon Honour, 28, attacked a 67-year-old man as he walked along Princes Road in Great Yarmouth, after he objected to a quizzical look the pensioner gave him when he saw him climbing out of a window, Norwich Crown Court heard.
Honour repeatedly punched the pensioner and then grabbed his house keys before dumping them in a bin, the court heard.
Chris Youell, prosecuting, said fortunately the victim suffered only minor injury with soreness to his jaw despite it being a sustained attack.
The court heard Honour had a serious drink problem and a bad record, but that some of his difficulties resulted from the fact he was the brother of missing prostitute Kellie Pratt.
Miss Pratt disappeared on June 11, 2000 and was last seen at the junction of Queen’s Road in Norwich at 11.30pm.
Honour, who had been living in Great Yarmouth, but whose home address is in Newcastle, admitted robbery on October 19.
Katherine Moore, for Honour, said the disappearance of his sister had a deep effect on him and his family.
“Her body has never been found. Every time there is a disappearance reported of someone, the family find it very difficult.”
She said he had an unusual background and had been very close with his sister: “Because times were tough he had a close bond with his sister.”
She said that Honour had a serious drink problem and was heavily intoxicated at the time of the robbery.
Jailing him for 32 months, Judge Nicholas Coleman accepted he had problems and had family difficulties, but said: “This was an attack on an elderly victim in a public place at night.”
He said that while in prison Honour should get some bereavement counselling and said: “There are many courses that will address your risks.”