Arrest after string of armed robberies and car crash

Fairmile Road, Christchurch. Image copyright Google
Image caption A man targeted a Co-Op, service station and convenience store in Fairmile Road, Christchurch

A man has been arrested after a series of armed robberies and a car crash.

Two people were assaulted and food, alcohol and cigarettes were stolen from a Co-Op, service station and a store in Christchurch on Saturday.

The suspect was arrested following a car crash on the M3 northbound in Hampshire.

The 23-year-old from London has been arrested on suspicion of robbery, possession of a firearm and driving offences.

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