Derry Dunnion

Derry Dunnion

Age: 31

Location: Newport

Sentence: 6 Years In Prison


  • Robbery

Three men have been sentenced to a total of more than 15 years in prison after carrying out a robbery in Newport during the summer.


Derry Dunnion, 31, was convicted of robbery at Newport Crown Court on 20 December after pleading not guilty to the offence, which took place on 20 June, and received a six-year sentence.


Jordan Hill, 28, and Ieuan Smith, 23, pleaded guilty to robbery and received terms of five years and two months and four years and six months respectively.


The 22-year-old man was threatened with a knife during the robbery, and handed over £85 in cash and a packet of cigarettes.


DC Dean Cummings, the office in the case, said: “This was a violent and cowardly act which occurred in the early morning in broad daylight.


“We welcome the sentences handed out by the judge at Newport Crown Court, and hope this will give the victim the justice he needs to get on with his life.


“Knife crime has no place in our community and Gwent Police are committed to keeping our communities safe from violence.


“If anyone has information about anyone carrying or using knives, they can report it by telephoning 101, or by direct messaging Gwent Police on Facebook or Twitter.


“Alternatively, people may call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or 999 in an emergency.”