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Chatham man accused of knife raid on newsagents

A man has been charged with a robbery in which two shop workers were threatened with a knife.

Russell Hadley, of Palmerston Road, Chatham, is accused of a raid on McColl’s newsagent, in Admirals Walk, Lordswood.

The 25-year-old was remanded in custody when he appeared before Medway magistrates on Wednesday.

A man walked into McColl’s at about 8.50pm on Wednesday, November 17 and threatened two staff members before forcing open the till.

He escaped with £360, but no one was hurt in the robbery.

Hadley was arrested on Tuesday and charged by officers from Medway Police. He will appear at Maidstone Crown Court on January 4.

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