A gang who raided the home of Leicester's Demarai Gray have been sentenced to a combined 85 years in prison.

Gray's girlfriend, Emma Hickman, and baby were inside the home at the time of the burglary which was part of a six-month crime spree.

Miss Hickman was confronted by the balaclava-clad intruders - one wielding a machete - while she lay naked on the bed with the couple's six-week old child, a court hearing heard.

The ordeal left her so terrified she moved out of the address in Worcestershire.

Aaron Jones, 29 and Tyler Greenway, 20 were found guilty of conspiracy to rob following a trial at Birmingham Crown Court.

Jones was also convicted of conspiracy to possess a firearm, report the Birmingham Mail.

"Between October 2018 and April 2019 they committed a series of armed robberies and burglaries at commercial and residential premises."

The gang are said to have used 'serious violence' and stolen cars to 'get away at the fastest speed possible' in raids on safes and cashpoints at shops and pubs including a Tesco Express.

Mr Duck added: "They arrived mob-handed, conspicuously armed with knives, making a lot of noise and terrifying those they encountered."

Speaking specifically on the attack on Gray's home, Mr Duck said the premises had been 'deliberately targeted'.

He added: "The male occupant of the premises was not there that day. He was at work."

The gang stayed downstairs for a short time before going upstairs where Miss Hickman, 22, was sleeping.

"She was woken from her sleep and greeted by the sight of a man who was obviously masked and carrying a large black knife," Mr Duck said.