A JAIL sentence has been handed to a man for attempted robbery and possession of an imitation firearm in Witney.

Andreas Hegedus, 24, of Burford Road, Witney, was jailed for six years at Oxford Crown Court on Friday (May 24).

Hegedus pleaded guilty to one count each of attempted robbery and possession of an imitation firearm.

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This incident happened at about 5am on December 29 last year, Hegedus forced entry into a property in Corn Street.

Oxford Mail: Andreas HegedusAndreas Hegedus (Image: TVP)

Hegedus, who was under the influence of alcohol and drugs, demanded money from the occupant, a woman in her twenties, while threatening her with an imitation firearm. He then fled the scene.

Thames Valley Police quickly identified Hegedus as a suspect. He was arrested on December 31 and charged with the offences the following day.

He pleaded guilty in court on March 2 via video link from prison.

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Investigating officer, Detective Constable Luke Bessant said: “This was an incident that was extremely distressing for the victim.

"She was awoken by Andreas Hegedus in the early hours of the morning and threatened with what she would have thought was a viable firearm, albeit we later established it was an imitation firearm, this would have been absolutely terrifying.

“I am pleased that with the weight of evidence against him, Andreas Hegedus pleaded guilty and has been jailed for six years.”