Punters were in betting shop at the time of armed raid

LADBROKES on Hucknall High Street
LADBROKES on Hucknall High Street

AN ANGRY man has rubbished claims by Ladbrokes that no customers were in the betting chain’s branch on Hucknall High Street when it was targeted in an armed raid.

The Dispatch disclosed that the bookmaker’s was held up by two men wielding a firearm at 6.50 pm on Monday June 6.

A spokesman for the company said there were just three members of staff on the premises at the time.

But now a customer, who does not wish to be named, has come forward to say he was in fact in the shop — along with four other punters.

A 25-year-old man has been charged with robbery and possession of an imitation firearm in connection with the Ladbrokes raid.

Ryan Robinson, of Sargeant Close, St Ann’s, has been remanded in custody and will appear at Nottingham Crown Court on Wednesday June 22.

A 20-year-old Bulwell man, who has also been quizzed by detectives, has been released on police bail pending further inquiries. A 26-year-old woman, arrested on suspicion of robbery, is also on police bail.