Robber faces jail for vicious attack in Sudbury which left pensioner with serious facial injuries

Satumin Barwinski also attacked three other women in Barnet and Ealing

A serial robber who attacked a pensioner in Sudbury leaving her with serious facial injuries days before Christmas is facing a length prison sentence.

Satumin Barwinski, 24, violently pushed 72-year-old Joanne Weaver to the floor after targeting her in Hartington Close, on December 20 last year.

Mrs Weaver, who was making her way home after a night out, hit her forehead sustaining gruesome injuries to her face.

Officers investigating the robbery had very leads to follow but after Mrs Weaver told them she had spotted a car near the scene they obtained four letters of the registration number which linked it to identical attacks in Ealing and Barnet.

Barnwinski was snared after he was traced through the GPS signal from an Iphone belonging to a woman in her 50s who he robbed on December 23.

He was arrested in Notting Hill while sitting in a car with the same four registration numbers linked to Mrs Weaver’s attack.

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On Wednesday at Isleworth Crown Court, Barnwinski admitted carrying out three robberies in Barnet and Ealing between 20 and 23 December last year, but denied attacking Mrs Weaver.

He was convicted and will be sentenced at a later date for all four attacks.

Police Sergeant Tony McGovern, from Harrow Police, said: “Barwinski is a danger to the public. He targeted particularly vulnerable people.”

Mrs Weaver said: “I’m very please that justice has been done and that he won’t have the chance to do this to any to other person.

“This could have easily have been a fatal attack and myself and my family will be attending court when the sentence is passed.”