Thug’s mother saw knifepoint robbery

A VIOLENT thug robbed two community workers at knifepoint as his mum watched.

Ross Thompson, 22, assaulted Mary Brennan and Margaret Findlay at a credit union counter while brandishing a 12-inch blade and screaming “give me the f****** money” at them.

Livingston Sheriff Court was told that Thompson’s mother was one of the members of the public who watched in horror as he carried out the robbery.

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She was with young children playing at the Fauldhouse Community Development Trust’s centre who had to be rushed from the building in tears.

Thompson – who fled with just £50 – was quickly traced by police.

He was on bail and had 15 previous convictions.

He had also been on two separate drug treatment and testing orders.

Thompson, a prisoner at HMP Addiewell, was jailed for two years yesterday after earlier pleading guilty to assault and robbery.

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