Teenager stamped on the head during terrifying Nottingham city centre bus stop robbery

Casey Mossman and Connor McKenna have short brown hair and green eyes. Mossman also has a beard
Casey Mossman and Connor McKenna both pleaded guilty at Nottingham Crown Court -Credit:Nottinghamshire Police

Two men have been jailed after stamping on a teenager's head in an attempted robbery at a Nottingham city centre bus stop. Casey Mossman, 20, of Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, and Connor McKenna, 20 and of Ribblesdale Court, Chilwell, approached an 18-year-old man in George Street.

The teenager was repeatedly kicked on the floor, punched, and had his head stamped on during the unprovoked attack at around 10.30pm on September 15, 2023. It all started when Mossman approached him and asked him what was in his bag before trying to grab it.

The 18-year-old tried to get away but was dragged to the floor and assaulted by Mossman. He was then punched in the face by McKenna and had to go to hospital due to his head and face injuries.

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Previously, Mossman and McKenna also tried to rob a 24-year-old man who was waiting at a temporary bus stop on Castle Boulevard at around 9pm on August 31, 2023. The victim, who was with a friend, was approached by the pair who were immediately aggressive and intimidating towards them.

Mossman told him to empty his pockets but as the bus arrived, there was a struggle and Mossman punched him in the face. The victim and his friend managed to board the bus and get away from the attackers.

Following detailed inquiries, including scouring CCTV footage, Mossman and McKenna were arrested and charged in relation to both incidents. Mossman pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted robbery, while McKenna pleaded guilty to one count of attempted robbery and a further charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Both men appeared at Nottingham Crown Court for sentencing on Wednesday, May 15. Mossman was locked up for three-and-a-half years and McKenna for three years.

Detective Constable Richard Evans, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: "These random violent attempted robberies on members of the public were completely unprovoked as they waited at bus stops. I'm glad Mossman and McKenna have now been held to account for their crimes which caused considerable fear and distress to their victims.

"With the level of violence inflicted, it’s fortunate they didn’t sustain more serious injuries."