Ibrar Ul-Haq, a 22-year-old resident of Ravensthorpe, has been handed a lengthy prison term for a string of robberies. The verdict was announced yesterday at Leeds Crown Court, where Ul-Haq was sentenced to six years behind bars, with an additional three-year licence period. This totals a formidable nine-year sentence.

Ul-Haq was found guilty of two robberies and two attempted robberies that took place in November 2022, spanning Ravensthorpe, Huddersfield, and Leeds.

Among his offences was the attempted robbery of a 69-year-old woman in Leeds, who sustained a severe injury after being forcefully pulled to the ground on November 9th. Additionally, Ul-Haq was responsible for robbing a man in Huddersfield town centre on November 11th, during which he assaulted the victim’s face with a pint glass, causing facial injuries.

Prompt action by the Kirklees District Crime Team led to Ul-Haq’s arrest on November 11th. He was swiftly charged and appeared before magistrates the following day.

Expressing his satisfaction with the outcome, DS Andy Holmes of the Kirklees District Crime Team stated, “We welcome Ul-Haq’s conviction and sentencing for these offences, which involved the assault of three victims, one of whom suffered serious injuries. The Kirklees District Crime Team considers all violent crimes as top priority, and we hope that the victims in these incidents find some solace in seeing Ul-Haq held accountable for his actions.”

Holmes further urged individuals with any information regarding similar offences within their communities to come forward and report to the police or Crimestoppers.