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Worker seriously hurt in armed robbery bid in Edinburgh

Broomhouse Mini Market Image copyright Google
Image caption The incident happened at Broomhouse Mini Market in the west of the city

A shop worker has been seriously injured during an attempted armed robbery at a store in Edinburgh.

It happened at Broomhouse Mini Market in the west of the city at 07:00.

Two men, wearing masks and armed with a bladed object, entered the shop and ordered a member of staff to open a safe.

The member of staff sustained a serious wrist injury during the incident and was transferred by ambulance to St John's Hospital in Livingston.

Meanwhile, police have appealed for witnesses following an armed robbery at a supermarket in Armadale, West Lothian, on Thursday.

The incident happened at 13:00 at Asda on Station Road when a man armed with a knife entered the store and demanded money from staff.

He made off with a "significant sum of money", and ran off in the direction of the train station.

Police Scotland urged witnesses to contact them.

The man is white, 25 to 35 years old, between 5ft 8in to 5ft 10in, of average build, with a local accent, and was wearing a dark tracksuit, dark woollen hat and dark scarf.

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