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Man sentenced for attempted robbery

Dated: 17 Feb 2012

A man has been sentenced for two years after being charged with attempted robbery.

Jess Tasanaim, 22, of Roker Baths Road, Sunderland was sentenced at Newcastle Crown Court yesterday (Thursday, February 16).

It follows an incident on Monday, October 10, last year, when a 20-year-old woman was on the footpath, near New Durham Road in Sunderland when she was approached by a man who threatened her.

Detective Inspector Mark Ord, said: "This was a nasty attack which left the victim incredibly shaken and I'm pleased justice has been done and Tasanaim will now spend a considerable amount of time in prison."