A father and son have been jailed for a series of cashpoint robberies.

Paul Sayer, 48, of Cranborne Parade, Potters Bar, his son Reece Sayer, 24, of Copperwood, Hertford and Darren Irving , 43, of Spirgurnell Road, Tottenham, have been jailed for a combined 36 years for five robberies which took place between April 14 and July 3, 2017.

The three men stole a cash box from security guards on each occasion and refilled the cash machines.

During two of the robberies, the security guard was punched in the head to gain access to the cash box.

Irving and Paul Sayer were identified from CCTV footage on one of the incidents, and it was discovered that Irving committed the robbery while Sayer acted as a getaway driver for each of the robberies.

Reece Sayer was then linked through investigating a stolen black BMW with a cloned number plated which was seen at two of the robberies.

Cash which had been dyed was also found in Irving's home, as well as the dye itself inside the car, linking them to the robberies.

Detective Constable Mark Waker, of the Met’s Flying Squad, said: "These men worked together to carry out a series of cashpoint robberies in a short space of time.

"Violence was used on the security guards and a large degree of planning was demonstrated by the use of stolen vehicles and cloned number plates.

"Flying Squad officers work tirelessly every day to track down and arrest those responsible for these types of offences."

The three were arrested on July 7 and the Sayers were found guilty of conspiracy to commit robbery at a commercial premises after a four-week trial at Wood Green Crown Court.

Irving admitted to the same charge in November and all were sentenced on January 29 at Wood Green Crown Court.

Paul Sayer was sentenced to 16 years in prison, while his son was sentenced to eight years in prison and Irving was jailed for 12 years.