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Judge warns of dangers of super strength cannabis as man robs mum at knifepoint to pay for drug

PUBLISHED: 18:07 28 March 2018 | UPDATED: 18:07 28 March 2018

Mark Robinson spent an hour searching through the property in Great Dunham in the early hours of Boxing Day last year, Norwich Crown Court heard.  Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Mark Robinson spent an hour searching through the property in Great Dunham in the early hours of Boxing Day last year, Norwich Crown Court heard. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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A judge warned about the dangers of using super strength cannabis after a son admitted robbing his mother at knifepoint because he was so desperate for cannabis.

Alexander Hibbs, 24, had no cash so he pulled out a knife and got his mother to give him £10 for the drug, Norwich Crown Court heard.

Hibbs, of Southtown Road, Great Yarmouth admitted robbery and criminal damage and was jailed for two years.

Judge Andrew Shaw said that cannabis was getting stronger and more addictive and was leading people to commit crimes.

He said that Hibbs was lucky to still have the support of his mother and said: “It is not less serious because it is your mother.”

Judge Shaw said Hibbs should use his time in jail to become drug-free.

Matthew McNiff, for Hibbs said that his mother accepted that her son had now learned his lesson.

He said Hibbs had written to the court to say how he aimed to now be a good son.

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