A robber who raided a petrol station and made off with takings from the till has been jailed for four years.

Nelson Mubiru (27) was also involved in two unrelated assaults.

Leicester Crown Court was told that on July 9, 2011, he went into the All Hours BP filling station in Hinckley Road, Leicester, at 3.30 am.

David Lee, prosecuting, said Mubiru bought a bar of chocolate, before demanding money.

He said: “There was a struggle as he grabbed a mobile phone from the cashier and got him in a headlock. The cashier bit him and retrieved the mobile phone enabling him to call 999.”

He said the defendant ripped out the till drawer and made off with £350.

Mubiru, of Battenburg Road, off Fosse Road North, Leicester, admitted the robbery.

He also pleaded guilty to wounding a man and possessing an offensive weapon, on August 13, 2011, and causing actual bodily harm to a man on June 23, 2011.