Pair sentenced after robbing elderly nun

HULL

11 Oct 2021

Two men have been sentenced after robbing an elderly nun on Cottingham Road in November 2019.

Appearing at Hull Crown Court last week, Matthew Goodwillie (23) and Adam Fenton (20) both pleaded guilty to the robbery of an 85-year-old nun who was leaving church on Cottingham Road, Hull, on Saturday 23 November 2019.

The pair rode by on a moped before grabbing the nun’s handbag, causing her to fall on the floor as she tried to hold on to it.

This particularly nasty offence has had long-lasting effects on the victim.

Goodwillie, of William Street, Hull, was sentenced to 5 years 11 months in jail, while Fenton, of Cambridge Street, Hull, was given a 24-month suspended sentence.