A YATE man is one of three offenders who have received significantly increased prison sentences after carrying out a robbery in Bristol.

Yate man Jack Walker, 22, Abdifatah Sharif, 28, and Billy Madden, 33, entered a takeaway in Stokes Croft on Saturday, February 18.

The victim was a customer who was threatened by Walker, who had a large machete.

He was also punched, before the trio made off with the victim's bag, which contained approximately £3,000 in cash, 400 Euros and other personal items.

Walker then committed a second street robbery later that same day, in which the victim was punched while in their mobility scooter and again a bag was taken.

The trio were sentenced at Bristol Crown Court back in August after admitting the offences.

Walker, of Yate, was jailed for 20 months for two counts of robbery and one of possession of a bladed article in a public place.

Meanwhile, after both admitting one count of robbery, Sharif, of Easton, was jailed for 26 months and Madden, of Hartcliffe, received a 24-month sentence.

A joint decision was made between Avon and Somerset Police and the CPS to appeal the sentences on the grounds they were unduly lenient.

The case was heard at the Court of Appeal on Friday, where the sentences were quashed.

Walker was handed a five-year sentence, Sharif three years and four months and Madden two years and 10 months.