Teen who left Hatfield gran fighting for life locked up

A TEENAGER has been convicted of GBH after a grandmother who had popped out for some shopping was left fighting for her life.

Eddie Jewitt was convicted for the freak accident which happened outside Asda in Hatfield in September last year, along with two robberies and a charge of affray.

The 19-year-old violently crashed into Joanna Hillman while rushing past the store’s front doors on a pushbike.

The force of the impact threw the married grandmother-of-four to the floor, causing a serious head injury.

She was rushed to the QE2 Hospital for treatment and as her condition deteriorated she was transferred to the Royal Free Hospital in London.

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While at St Albans Crown Court Jewitt pleaded guilty to two robberies, one of which involved a 17-year-old co-defendant who was carrying an imitation gun.

Judge Stephen Warner sentenced Jewitt, of Nimrod Drive, Hatfield, to four years in a young offenders institute.

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He was given 15 months for GBH, 15 months for one robbery and 12 months for the other and another six months for affray.

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