Jailed Sheffield robber swore at judge

Ryan Roxburgh convicted for knifepoint robbery
Ryan Roxburgh convicted for knifepoint robbery

A TEENAGE bully who robbed a student at knifepoint swore at a judge from the dock after he was jailed for six years.

Ryan Roxburgh, aged 18, had already been ticked off by Judge Roger Keen for smirking as the prosecution outlined the case.

As he was being led from the dock by two officers at Sheffield Crown Court, Roxburgh shouted ‘silly b*****d’ at the judge and grinned.

The court heard Roxburgh, who has four previous robbery convictions, robbed a 20-year-old student of his mobile phone on a bus in Sheffield city centre.

He and two pals began taunting three friends upstairs on a double-decker in Arundel Gate.

Roxburgh, of Archdale Road, Manor, asked student Callum Bryan where he was from and when he replied Doncaster the yob said: “What are you doing in Sheffield? What are you doing in my town?”

Neil Coxon, prosecuting, said Roxburgh became increasingly aggressive and ‘territorial in his demeanour’ and told the trio to get off the bus.

They were scared and tried to go downstairs but Roxburgh barred their way and said to them: “Have you got anything for me? How much money have you got?”

When they said they had nothing he asked about their mobile phones and when Mr Bryan held his phone out, Roxburgh snatched it.

As he tried to leave, Roxburgh stood in the student’s way and showed him a Stanley knife he was holding.

The friends shouted for help and the mugger punched one of them as they escaped and alerted the driver.

Mr Bryan told police: “The incident has shaken me up and made me fearful of travelling on a bus at night.”

Roxburgh admitted robbery.Danny Simpson, defending, said he had a troubled upbringing and previous convictions for minor violence and robbery.

Judge Keen said: “You were acting as a bully by intimidating a student on a public service vehicle, becoming increasingly aggressive until you made demands for his property.

“You have demonstrated no remorse for that behaviour whatsoever, including your behaviour today.”