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Aberdeen armed robbery: man appears in court

Brunswick Stores
Image caption Brunswick Stores near the beach area was targeted in a robbery

A man has appeared in court in connection with an armed robbery involving a gun at a Aberdeen shop.

The robbery happened at Brunswick Stores, between the Beach Boulevard and Wales Street, at about 1900 GMT on Wednesday.

Michael Taylor, 32, of Aberdeen, appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court charged with assault and robbery.

He made no plea nor declaration. Mr Taylor was committed for further examination and remanded in custody.

Officers are still trying to trace a second man.

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