Tyne & Wear

Masked man in raid at Newcastle bookmakers

A masked man armed with a piece of wood threatened staff at a Newcastle bookmakers, police said.

The man went into Betfred, in the Adelaide shopping centre, Adelaide Terrace, at 19:30 BST on Thursday.

No-one was hurt but a Northumbria Police spokesman said the man stole a quantity of cash.

They believe he may have been with another man on a bicycle and they went towards Beech Street. They have appealed for witnesses to contact them.

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