A Norwich man accused of robbery and assault has been warned a custodial sentence is “inevitable” after indicating he would plead guilty to the offences.

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Connor Folkard-Moore, 19, of Ruskin Road, was charged with robbery and assault with intent to commit robbery.

The charges relate to two incidents on Friday, December 6, the first taking place in Rouen Road near the junction with Thorn Lane at about 5.55am.

Folkard-Moore assaulted the 27-year-old victim before making attempts to take his belongings, although nothing was taken.

In the second incident at Horns Lane, at about 6am a 16-year-old boy was punched and robbed of his mobile phone, digital camera and rucksack.

Folkard-Moore appeared at Norwich Crown Court via video link from Norwich Prison for a preliminary hearing.

Michael Clare, representing Folkard-Moore, indicated his client would plead guilty to both counts although the indictment had not yet been formally put.

Mr Clare said a full report would be needed because of the defendant’s age, the fact this was a “serious matter”, and given the “bizarre background” to the offences.

Judge Nicholas Coleman who adjourned sentence until February 7 so a full probation report could be made warned Folkard-Moore that a custodial sentence was “inevitable”.

The defendant also faces a charge of criminal damage in relation to an incident on Sunday, November 24 in King Street where a wall was damaged.

He was remanded in custody until sentence.

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