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Man threatened shop worker with sharpened metal stick

A man has appeared in court after a Beeston shop worker was threatened with a weapon.

Police were called to the store, in Queen’s Road, Beeston, around 5.40pm on Sunday (28 April) following reports of a robbery.

The woman behind the till had been confronted by a man armed with a sharpened metal stick.

She handed over a quantity of cash after being threatened and the man fled from the scene.

Detectives have now charged a suspect after studying CCTV footage and carrying out other local inquiries.

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Arran Huthwaite, aged 33, of no fixed abode, appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court today (30 April) charged with robbery and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

He was remanded in custody until his next appearance at Nottingham Crown Court on 28 May 2024.

Detective Sergeant Matt Dumbrell, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:

“Response officers on duty on Sunday worked quickly and efficiently, and detectives have now been able to charge a suspect and place him before the courts.

“We understand how frightening incidents of this nature can be for shop staff so always work hard to investigate them while supporting the victim.”

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