Five men have been jailed for more than 40 years following a police chase after they battered a man with a crowbar in his home and stole his safe.

Jordan Reinhardt, 30, of Clarendon Road, Wallington, was jailed for eight years for robbery, Bradley Clancy, 21, of Archway Close, Wallington, was jailed for nine years at Swansea Crown Court on February 22.

Another 17-year-old from Sutton was sentenced to seven years detention for robbery and section 18 wounding following the attack happened in Milford Haven, West Wales, in October last year.

The five men, including Michael Lash-Larbie, aged 26, of Saints Mews, Mitcham, and Ian Jenkins, 26, of St Phillips Street, Battersea, pleaded guilty to robbery, and got ten years in prison, three - Jenkins, Lash-Larbie and the unnamed youth, entered guilty pleas for section 18 wounding.

Three of the masked men went into 58-year-old's house in Edward Street, Milford Haven, with a crow bar and table leg and attacked the man in front of his wife, before making their getaway with a safe and tobacco.

All five men were arrested following a police pursuit of a van and a BMW which were spotted travelling along the A40 later that night.

The men had travelled from London during the early hours of the morning to carry out their attack.

Detective chief inspector Andy Williams from Dyfed-Powys Police, said: "This was a serious offence and an extremely violent and planned attack, which had a significant impact on the victims and local community.

The sentences should act as a clear deterrent to any persons who consider committing such offences. The sentencing is a good result for the police service and for justice as a whole, as it demonstrates we’re not going to let criminals get away with violent offences."