Skegness man told to expect jail sentence after pleading guilty to robbery

Court news.
Court news.

A 23-year-old Skegness man has been warned to expect a jail sentence after he pleaded guilty to the robbery of Lincoln pensioner Michael Broxholme.

Mr Broxholme, 69, was robbed of his wallet which contained £90 in cash after an incident near his home in Hermit Street, on the evening of Friday, June 27.

The popular pensioner, who was a regular in the Ritz pub on Lincoln High Street, was taken to Lincoln County Hospital but sadly died the following day.

Anthony Robertson, of Grosvenor Road in Skegness, today (Monday) appeared at Lincoln Crown Court by videolink from custody and pleaded guilty to the robbery of Mr Broxholme.

Judge John Pini QC adjourned sentence for the preparation of a probation report but warned Robertson to expect a prison term.

“This is a very serious offence indeed,” Judge Pini told Roberston.

“The overwhelming likelihood is that you will receive a custodial sentence, but I want a report to find out about you.”

There was no application for bail and Robertson was remanded back into custody. He will next appear at Lincoln Crown Court on September 1.

A Home Office post mortem carried out on Mr Broxholme after his death was inconclusive. Police are waiting for a second post mortem.

At this stage the cause of death remains unascertained and further tests are being undertaken.