Sunderland man admits robbery after ‘going off the rails’

A MAN has admitted robbery moments before his crown court trial was set to start.

Grant Ellis, 21, who was described by his defence barrister, Mr Alec Burns, as “a decent young man who had gone off the rails”, pleaded guilty to the offence yesterday.

Ellis, of Sorley Street, Millfield, Sunderland, has, in recent months, also committed a theft and two assaults.


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