Stoke & Staffordshire

Man charged over shop axe attempted robbery

A man has been charged with assault and attempted robbery after a man threatened shop staff with an axe.

Police said a man entered a Co-op store in Abbey Hulton in Stoke-on-Trent on Sunday armed with an axe.

Staff and customers were threatened and he attempted to steal some money, but staff and members of the public managed to detain him until police arrived.

One member of staff sustained hand injuries. A 28-year-old man will appear before magistrates later.

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