A man has been jailed for a total of nine years for a violent robbery at a convenience store in Ashurst.
Clinton Jackson, 26, from London, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to rob at Southampton Crown Court.
The court heard how Jackson was one of three men who forced their way into the Welcome Store on Lyndhurst Road, New Milton, just before 6am on July 27, 2014.
A 68-year-old woman was opening up the store when she was attacked by the gang.
They threatened her with a handgun and threatened to stab her several times in what the judge described as a sustained and violent attack which lasted more than ten minutes.
She was punched and suffered bruising to her face and body and was taken to Southampton General Hospital.
The trio fled the scene but Jackson was later arrested in London by Hampshire officers as part of a targeted operation named Operation Lupo.
Jackson was sentenced to a total of nine years in prison.
Detective Sergeant Steve Deeprose said: “This has been a long and complicated investigation into a prolonged and violent attack on a vulnerable person going about her normal daily routine.
“I hope this result demonstrates that we will use every means to bring the people who commit these crimes to justice, no matter how long it takes.”