Gambling addict jailed for spate of robberies
GAMBLING addict Lloyd Kieran Jones launched an unsophisticated series of robberies using a plastic bag full of wires and handwritten notes threatening to blow himself up.
Lloyd Kieran Jones, of Glynneath, South Wales, embarked on a two-week spree at betting shops and travel agencies across eight counties in England and Wales.
Cardiff Crown Court heard that the balding 32-year-old carried out the attacks while out of prison on licence for robbery.
Jones unsuccessfully tried to rob the Betfair branch in Lydney on October 22.
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He was eventually arrested in Chippenham, Wiltshire, on October 30.
Judge Eleri Rees jailed Jones for seven and a half years.