Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pregnant Woman Threatened with an Axe

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pregnant Woman Threatened with an Axe

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A 'DANGEROUS' man has been jailed for his part in a terrifying burglary in which a heavily pregnant woman was threatened with an axe.

Paul Benson, 37, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary.

Bolton Crown Court heard two men - one of whom was wearing a skull mask and wielding an axe - smashed into a Wigan home with a grid cover.

The woman and her partner were threatened. The men escaped with thousands of pounds in cash and a watch from the property on Leigh Road in Hindley. Police said the couple were extremely shaken up, but were not hurt, following the raid on May 2. Benson, of Grassmere Avenue, Higher Ince, was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary at an earlier hearing. …

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