Arrests over ‘sword’ robbery at petrol station

FOUR people have appeared in court after a petrol station near Almondsbury was robbed.

Avon & Somerset police said they were called to the filling station on the A38 Gloucester Road at 3am on January 19.

A spokesperson said: “Staff reported that someone armed with a large knife or sword had forced their way into the forecourt shop and stolen lottery tickets before making off in a vehicle.

“Thankfully, no one was hurt in the incident.”

Police said two days later officers had arrested and charged three teenagers and a man in his 20s with robbery and possession of a knife/blade in connection with the incident.

Jack Henson-Jones, aged 25, of Bradley Stoke and Alfie Hahn, 18, of St George, along with two 17-year-olds who cannot be named for legal reasons, made a first appearance before Bristol Magistrates’ Court on January 22.