TWO men who were involved in a spate of carjackings have each been locked up for eight years.
Tio Maximillian, 19, of Ash Walk, Golcar, and Dean Clarke, 22, of Priory Place, Bradley, were sentenced at Bradford Crown Court yesterday after admitting a series of offences.
The court heard that an imitation handgun and a knife were brandished during two attacks and a motorist was knocked down in another.
Last April, the driver of a Subaru Impreza got out of his car to exchange insurance details after a Vauxhall Corsa, containing four men, ran into the back of him in Milnsbridge.
But the shunt had been a ruse to get him out of his car. Eventually Clarke drove off in the Subaru.
Maximillian drove off in the Corsa, accidentally knocking over the other driver.
Last March Clarke got in a Volkswagen Golf in Poplar Street, Birkby. Prosecutor Jeremy Hill-Baker said Clarke was carrying a handgun and he ordered the motorist to drive off.
The man got out of the car when it pulled up at a junction.
Ten days later Clarke and Maximillian were involved in a car-jacking in Milnsbridge.
A motorist stopped his vehicle after being "flashed" by a car behind him. Clarke produced a knife and ordered the driver out.
Defence barristers urged the judge to take account of their clients' guilty pleas and ages.