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Moment masked robber sprayed shop worker with petrol on CCTV

A masked robber who threatened shop workers with a fake gun and sprayed one woman with petrol has been jailed.

Lee Bidmead, of Cwmbran, robbed Spar stores in Ponthir, Torfaen, and Portskewett, Monmouthshire in March 2016.

The 46-year-old was found guilty of robbery and possessing an imitation firearm at Newport Crown Court.

His accomplice Brian Butler, 49, from Newport, was also jailed after being convicted of robbery.

  • 27 Apr 2018