Two Sheffield men who threatened an elderly couple at knifepoint in Fulwood have been sentenced to a total of seven years in prison for attempted robbery.

Twenty-year-old Tyler Chamley and 21-year-old Peter Parwana, formerly of Mickley Lane, Totley, pleaded guilty to counts of attempted robbery and theft.

Both men were riding on Parwana’s moped when they saw a couple take money out of a cash machine and followed them to the Crimicar Drive area of Fulwood on Monday 15 April.

The couple challenged Chamley and refused to give him anything, who ran off and joined Parwana on his moped.

The pair were identified two days later by police after committing a theft at Meadowhall and had expensive clothes in their possession.

Chamley was convicted for possession of a knife and was sentenced to four years and ten months in prison after pleading guilty to count of attempted robbery and two counts of theft.

Parwana was sentenced to two years and five months in jail after pleading guilty to one count of attempted robbery and two counts of theft; he was also disqualified from driving for two years.

Detective Constable Ryan Griffiths said: “This is an excellent result for the CID team in Sheffield who worked on this case and I’m pleased Chamley and Parwana have been jailed.

“While the couple weren’t injured, Chamley’s behaviour with the knife was understandably incredibly scary and traumatic.

“I hope that they too can be reassured that Chamley and Parwana are behind bars for their actions.”

Both men appeared at Sheffield Crown Court on Tuesday 9 October to be sentenced.