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‘Please don’t hurt me!’: Shocking moment teenage girl begged knifeman not to her harm her as he ordered her to remove £100 from cashpoint

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  • Chloe Gregory, 18, was withdrawing money from a cashpoint in South Molton, Devon, when she approached by Paul Ward
  • Ward, 26, was holding a six-inch knife and told the victim to hand over £100
  • The petrified teenager was captured on the bank's CCTV pleading with the knifeman not to hurt her
  • Miss Gregory was in tears today as she relived the ordeal at Exeter Crown Court Ward admitted robbery and possessing a kitchen knife in a public place
  • His solicitor said he 'apologised unreservedly' and should be sent to prison
  • But Miss Gregory's family were angry after he was jailed for just 30 months

A teenage girl pleaded with a hooded knifeman not to hurt her as he forced her to handover £100 from a cashpoint. The terrifying moment when Paul Ward, 26, robbed Chloe Gregory was captured on the Lloyds TSB CCTV system in South Molton, Devon, where Miss Gregory had gone to withdraw cash for her mother.

The 18-year-old victim was in tears in court today as she relived the moment she was robbed by the 6ft knifeman. The court was told he had armed himself with a black-handled knife with a six-inch serrated blade before carrying out the robbery. Ward, who admitted robbery and possessing a kitchen knife, was said to be sorry for what he had done. His defence barrister said it would be an injustice if he was not jailed for the crime. But Miss Gregory's family left court in anger after Ward was jailed for just 30 months.

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