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‘Cowardly and dangerous’ teens jailed for crime spree that included assaulting emergency service workers

They face a combined eight-and-a-half years in jail.

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Two teenagers have been sentenced to a total of eight and a half years in jail after a horrific crime spree.

Declan Flynn, who was smiling in his mugshot, and Ryan McCormack were charged for a huge number of offences ranging from assault to carrying a weapon to robbery.

The pair – who are aged 18 and 19 respectively – committed two counts of robbery including the theft of a vehicle, as well as burglary with a theft of a motor vehicle.

They were also charged with five counts of assault against an emergency worker, Section 47 assault on a police officer, possession of a bladed article, possession with intent to supply class A drugs and assault to resist arrest.

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The Denton teenagers went on their crime spree from 10 December and continued until their arrest on 25 January.

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The investigation was led by Detective Sergeant Peter Goddard of Tameside, who said: “Declan Flynn and Ryan McCormack are cowardly and dangerous individuals, whose criminality preyed upon vulnerable people in the street, regardless of their surroundings or the time of day.

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“The officers within the Neighbourhood Crime Team at Tameside worked tirelessly to secure the charge, remand and prosecution of these two defendants, and I hope today’s sentencing will act as a deterrent to anyone who is considering committing a crime and the consequences they are likely to face.”

Crimes can be reported to Greater Manchester Police via gmp.police.uk or 101. In an emergency, always dial 999. Information about crime can also be shared anonymously via the independent charity – Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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