Man in court charged with attempted robbery

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A man has appeared in court charged with 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, police said. A shop worker suffered a shoulder injury during the incident.

Vincent Morris, 30, of no fixed abode, was arrested on Thursday, January 23 and 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 appeared before Chesterfield magistrates’ court on Saturday and was remanded in custody.

He will go on trial at Derby Crown Court on Friday, February 7.