Tyne & Wear

Arrest after bookmakers robbery in Newcastle

A 31-year-old man has been arrested after a robbery at a bookmakers in Newcastle.

The raid happened just after 1000 GMT on Saturday at Ladbrokes in Ponteland Road, Cowgate.

Police said a man demanded cash and sprayed liquid through the counter at a member of staff before making off with money. No-one was injured during the incident.

The man arrested in connection with the incident has been held in custody.

Police continue to appeal for information.

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