Arrest after stunning device raid in Newhall

Police vans in front of shop
Image caption A stunning device was discharged and a woman was treated by paramedics, police said

A 22-year-old man has been arrested after a masked robber threatened a shop assistant in Derbyshire by holding an electrical stunning device to her neck.

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

The device was discharged and the woman was treated by paramedics for minor injuries, a spokesperson for Derbyshire Constabulary said.

The device was about the size of a mobile phone.

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