Derby

Electrical stun device held to woman's neck

A masked robber threatened a female supermarket worker by holding an electrical stunning device to her neck.

He demanded cash from staff at Sainsbury's on High Street, Newhall, at about 09:30 GMT.

A spokesperson for Derbyshire Constabulary said the device was not discharged but the woman was treated by paramedics for minor injuries.

The offender was wearing a dark tracksuit, dark hat and a dark covering over his face.

Officers are at the scene but it is not yet known if anything was taken.

Police said the device was about the size of a mobile phone.

A spokesperson for the store said: "We called an ambulance and our colleague was treated on site.

"Of course we will support her in any way we can after this very traumatic incident."

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