Godmanchester chemist axeman jailed for eight months

AN AXEMAN who smashed his way into a chemist’s shop in Godmanchester, prompting a two-hour stand-off with armed police, has been jailed for eight months.

Daniel Crow, 27, who is in jail for using a fake gun in a 2009 attempted robbery of Huntingdon Cineworld, caused �5,000 damage after he forced his way into JG Clifford Chemist on October 17.

Police officers spent two hours negotiating with Crow, who claimed to have a gun and threatened to kill himself and police.

Crow, of the Coach and Horses, in Ermine Street, Huntingdon, admitted burglary and stealing an unknown quantity of drugs.

The incident meant the defendent, who had been released on licence only two months beforehand, was recalled automatically to jail until 2015.

On Friday, at Huntingdon Crown Court, he was sentenced to eight months in prison for the latest offence, which will run at the same time as his existing sentence.

Recorder Forsyth said: “This was a very nasty offence with considerable violence that caused disruption to the community and very significant damage.

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“Thirty-two weeks custody is an appropriate sentence for this burglary that has taken into account your unattractive record of previous offences of burglary and also taken into account your guilty plea.

“You will serve this sentence concurrently with the existing sentence, which means you won’t spend a longer time inside.”