THREE men have been sentenced to a total of 21 years in jail for a series of armed robberies in Bexley.

The gang targeted victims in Abbey Wood and Thamesmead during a spate of robberies last November.

Victims were threatened at gunpoint, and had credit cards, cash and other valuables stolen. They were also forced to give their PINs to the robbers.

Sheku Kamara, aged 20, of Godstow Road, Abbey Wood, was sentenced to eight years in prison at Woolwich Crown Couort on Thursday (May 1).

Alieu Jallow, aged 19, of Wolvercote Road, Abbey Wood, was also given an eight-year sentence and Olatokunbo Fasina, aged 18, of Maran Way, Erith, was jailed for five years.

The men were charged with robbery and possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

They were convicted after a trial.

In passing sentence, the judge described the robbers' actions as "intentional banditry of the worst order."