Man charged with attempted robbery at Brimington shop


A man has been charged in connection with an attempted robbery at a shop in Brimington.

Police were called to a newsagent on Station Road just before 7pm on Wednesday, January 22 after a man entered the store and allegedly threatened staff with an imitation gun.

A shop worker suffered a shoulder injury during the incident.

Vincent Morris, 30, of no fixed abode, was arrested on Thursday, January 23 and has been charged with attempted robbery, assault, possession of an imitation firearm with intent to commit a serious offence and possessing a bladed article in a public place.

He has also been charged in connection with shoplifting offences at two other shops in Brimington on the same day.

He has been remanded in custody to appear before magistrates in Chesterfield on Saturday, January 25.