Man arrested over Gainsborough newsagent robbery

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A man has been arrested after staff were threatened with a knife during a robbery at a newsagent in Lincolnshire.

The offender walked into McColls Newsagent in Spital Terrace, Gainsborough, just before 21:50 BST on Wednesday, brandishing the weapon.

He demanded cash from staff and when they refused he went behind the counter and stole tobacco and scratch cards.

Police said a 43-year-old local man was arrested and was being questioned at Lincoln Police Station.

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