James Lewis wielding a knife at a PCSO officer during the attempted robbery
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Knifeman threatened officers in shop

A knife-wielding man has been jailed for three years after he tried to rob a shop but was apprehended by police who were alerted by his own father.

James Lewis, 22, of Shrewton, Wiltshire, went into a Co-op shop and threatened a member of staff with the 10-inch (25cm) blade.

Police were alerted to the attack by Lewis's father.

When officers told Lewis to drop the knife, they fired a Taser at him and he was arrested.

Lewis was sentenced at Salisbury Crown Court, having pleaded guilty on 24 February to attempted robbery.

  • 27 Mar 2015