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Suspect charged after woman wounded in Nottingham casino robbery

A suspect is due in court charged in connection with an armed robbery at a city centre casino.

It was reported an offender, allegedly armed with a knife, entered the Grosvenor Casino in Maid Marian Way and demanded money before leaving with a quantity of cash.

Officers were quickly on the scene and detained and arrested a suspect nearby following a brief foot chase. A quantity of cash was recovered.

The robbery happened around 9:37 am yesterday (Wednesday 8 March 2023).

A cashier suffered a minor puncture wound to her hand during the incident which required hospital treatment.

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A 26-year-old man of Nottingham, is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday 9 March 2023) charged with robbery and possession of a knife in a public place.

Detective Sergeant Rob Palethorpe, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We will always respond quickly to serious incidents, such as robbery, and any incidents where there is an immediate threat to safety.

“The fact officers were able to locate and arrest a suspect within minutes of the incident being reported to the police just shows how committed the force is to reducing violence in our communities and protecting the public.

“I am pleased we have now been able to charge a suspect who has now been brought before the courts.”

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