Jail cut for man who stole to pay bikies

Christiana Jones

A man who was denied police aid after bikies threatened to kill his family unless he gave them $14,000 has won a reduced jail term for robberies he committed to meet the demand.

The 35-year-old, whose identity has been kept secret, had later helped police catch his robbery co-offender and was beaten and threatened behind bars by the co-offender and bikies.

Last week, he won an appeal that sliced a year off his five-year jail term after the judges agreed his police co-operation and the danger it brought him had not been given enough weight.