Sentencing date for Richard’s muggers

A GANG of robbers who attacked Richard Lister in Halifax and left him fighting for his life are expected to be sentenced in March.

The 18-year-old from Skircoat Green was on his way to meet friends so they could celebrate their A-level results when he was mugged for his iPhone last August.

Four men and a woman, all from Bradford, have pleaded guilty to robbing Mr Lister and carrying out another mugging on the same night in Illingworth.

Stefan Grant, 20, who is remanded in custody, appeared at Bradford Crown Court yesterday alongside 19-year-old Duron Thompson, 18-year-old Viren Lad, Hassan Adam, 17, and 18-year-old Sophie Arnold.

After further legal discussions between counsel and Judge Shaun Spencer QC, it was confirmed that the case would be adjourned until March 5.