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Clayton-le-Moors getaway driver jailed for five years

Lancashire Telegraph: BALACLAVA Jason McCash was part of the robbery bid gang BALACLAVA Jason McCash was part of the robbery bid gang

THE getaway driver in an armed raid attempt has been jailed for five years.

Jason McCash, 27, admitted driving two cars in the attempted robbery of the Londis News Extra shop, in Barnes Road, Clayton-le-Moors.

McCash, of Springhill Road, Accrington, wore a balaclava and waited outside the shop in a blue Volkswagen Passat, while two accomplices went in with a two-foot axe.

Prosecuting, Mark Lambert said shopkeeper Nasir Ahmed behaved with “conspicous courage” when he went behind the counter to retrieve a cricket bat and chased the men away.

Shortly after the incident, at 7pm on May 10 last year, residents in Barnes Road noticed a blue Volkswagen in a back alley off Bayley Street, Preston Crown Court heard.

They then heard a red renault Clio “screeching” into the same alley.

Mr Lambert said: “Witnesses heard one man urging another to ‘hurry up and get in’, then the car sped off.”

Police later recovered both cars and found a 27cms Samurai sword in the Renault.

On May 12, a young boy found a bag in an alley in Charles Street, near the shop, containing a grey jumper, two black woollen balaclavas, a set of VW car keys and a cigarette lighter.

Forensic tests showed the sword had a blood stain matching McCash’s DNA, and the clothing also showed evidence of his DNA. When arrested on July 29, McCash admitted he had driven both cars.

Judge Jonathan Gibson said: “It is evident from the CCTV you were wearing a disguise and at least one of the other men took a weapon into the shop.

"Mr Nasir showed extremely great courage and he took out a cricket bat and chased them away.

"There was potential for this to have been much worse but, even so, this must have been a frustrating and frightening event for the shopkeeper.”

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McCash, who has previous convictions including burgalry, assault and arson, was sentenced to five years – half of which can be spent out on licence.

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11:19am Thu 12 Jan 12

the_truth_is_out_there_! says...

What a despicable character. Sadly a common feature amongst citizens of this once proud nation. My personal estimate is that there are more (at least would be) criminals than not and we all must be constantly on our guard. Sad state of affairs.
What a despicable character. Sadly a common feature amongst citizens of this once proud nation. My personal estimate is that there are more (at least would be) criminals than not and we all must be constantly on our guard. Sad state of affairs. the_truth_is_out_there_!
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1:10pm Thu 12 Jan 12

Your ferret stinks says...

I'm suprised he's got a driving licence cos he scens like a bucket of whelks, it's a wonder he can see streight ahead let alone drive it.
As for the name given as 'McCash' are we sure he's not having the last laugh?
I'm suprised he's got a driving licence cos he scens like a bucket of whelks, it's a wonder he can see streight ahead let alone drive it. As for the name given as 'McCash' are we sure he's not having the last laugh? Your ferret stinks
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1:44pm Thu 12 Jan 12

thermio says...

Where did he get a balaclava to fit that head?
Looks like a bag of marbles working a road digger.
Where did he get a balaclava to fit that head? Looks like a bag of marbles working a road digger. thermio
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1:53pm Thu 12 Jan 12

disgusted tunbridge wells says...

Looks like he's been knocked for six
Looks like he's been knocked for six disgusted tunbridge wells
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3:26pm Thu 12 Jan 12

kezza1982 says...

He might deserve to be locked up for what he has done , but there is no need to criticise his looks , people are born with what there born with .... Nobody is perfect !!!
He might deserve to be locked up for what he has done , but there is no need to criticise his looks , people are born with what there born with .... Nobody is perfect !!! kezza1982
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3:59pm Thu 12 Jan 12

Keep Darwen Green says...

Clarence was caught because he just kept driving in circles.
Clarence was caught because he just kept driving in circles. Keep Darwen Green
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4:08pm Thu 12 Jan 12

kezza1982 says...

Funny ..... Not !!
Funny ..... Not !! kezza1982
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6:04pm Thu 12 Jan 12

Rich Riley says...

Thats three of the McCashs' serving time for violence offences. Their parents must be very proud
Thats three of the McCashs' serving time for violence offences. Their parents must be very proud Rich Riley
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7:17pm Thu 12 Jan 12

jay1969 says...

Keep Darwen Green wrote:
Clarence was caught because he just kept driving in circles.
lol
[quote][p][bold]Keep Darwen Green[/bold] wrote: Clarence was caught because he just kept driving in circles.[/p][/quote]lol jay1969
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8:01pm Thu 12 Jan 12

Chris P Bacon says...

How did that genetically-defficie
nt wuck-fit get someone to give him a driving licence? He's got one eye going down the shops and the other coming back with the change and expects to be taken seriously! How he's had a brain-bypass on the NHS to enable him to have the cheek walking round with a grid like that can only make us shudder at the barrel his community scraped the bottom of to come up with that.
How did that genetically-defficie nt wuck-fit get someone to give him a driving licence? He's got one eye going down the shops and the other coming back with the change and expects to be taken seriously! How he's had a brain-bypass on the NHS to enable him to have the cheek walking round with a grid like that can only make us shudder at the barrel his community scraped the bottom of to come up with that. Chris P Bacon
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1:14pm Mon 16 Jan 12

Black Car Guy. says...

thermio wrote:
Where did he get a balaclava to fit that head? Looks like a bag of marbles working a road digger.
He sure does look like he is inbred. Would a slap correct his vision and looks?
[quote][p][bold]thermio[/bold] wrote: Where did he get a balaclava to fit that head? Looks like a bag of marbles working a road digger.[/p][/quote]He sure does look like he is inbred. Would a slap correct his vision and looks? Black Car Guy.
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1:18pm Mon 16 Jan 12

mr beer belly says...

He is not getting out much now!!
He is not getting out much now!! mr beer belly
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11:17pm Mon 16 Jan 12

tommyfromblackburn says...

Ha ha cud of made a carry on film with this,not a chance of getting away with it as THICK AS PIG SXXT !!!!!!! The picture says it all.........;-() ,,,,kezza get a life u sado !
Ha ha cud of made a carry on film with this,not a chance of getting away with it as THICK AS PIG SXXT !!!!!!! The picture says it all.........;-() ,,,,kezza get a life u sado ! tommyfromblackburn
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