Norwich man attacked in Wii game theft
Jon WelchTwo men have admitted beating up a friend and stealing his Nintento Wii games console.Connor Daniels, 21, of Holmes Close, Norwich, and Scott Wickham, 18, of Beverley Road, Norwich, attacked Mario Brunori at his home in Mottram Close on February 13, Norwich Crown Court heard.Jon Welch
Two men have admitted beating up a friend and stealing his Nintento Wii games console.
Connor Daniels, 21, of Holmes Close, Norwich, and Scott Wickham, 18, of Beverley Road, Norwich, attacked Mario Brunori at his home in Mottram Close on February 13, Norwich Crown Court heard.
Christopher Youell, prosecuting, said the men had gone to Mr Brunori's house because he owed Mr Wickham �30 and had not paid him.
Mr Brunori was punched and received injuries. He fled the scene and returned to find his games console missing, his television overturned and the lock of his kitchen door broken.
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Guy Ayers, for Daniels, said his client, who was currently in prison, would be under close supervision from two police officers upon his release. He had received support from his family and offers of accommodation from a charity, he added.
Michael Clare, for Wickham, described his client's actions as a 'one-off piece of stuipidity'.
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He said: 'This is an 18-year-old with no previous convictions. He had a bit too much to drink and thought it would be a good idea to solve an argument over �30 by going round and taking a bit of property.'
He said Wickham, an apprentice plumber, had a partner who was expecting their first child. He had co-operated with police and was extremely regretful and embarrassed about his actions.
Judge Alasdair Darroch sentenced Wickham to 100 hours' unpaid work, imposed an 18-month community order and ordered him to pay �100 compensation at Friday's hearing.
He sentenced Daniels to 28 days in jail.
'This kind of behaviour can't go on. You are being treated extremely leniently,' he told them.