Frank Ivors and Steven Easthope

Frank Ivors (left) and Steven Easthope

Two men have each been sentenced to four and half years in prison for robbing a service station in Shropshire.

Frank Ivors, who is 48-years-old and from Waltondale, Telford, and Steven Easthope, who is 28-years-old and of no-fixed-abode, both pleaded guilty to robbery and were each sentenced at Shrewsbury Crown Court on Wednesday 1 February.

The robbery took place at the BP garage on Parkway in Madeley, Telford, at 11pm on Tuesday 7 September 2021. Both men then threatened a member of the public with a knife and stole their vehicle before making attempts to commit a further robbery at the nearby KFC restaurant.

Detective constable Rachael Shirley, said: “We’re pleased with the sentences handed to Easthope and Ivors who are both clearly violent and dangerous individuals and pleased the pair are behind bars where they cannot cause more harm to our communities.”