Gang of violent robbers jailed for total of more than 17 years

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A gang of robbers who brought terror to shops and bookmakers across Northamptonshire as they carried out eight armed robberies in a fortnight have been jailed for a total of more than 17 years.

Lee Cole and Brett Trevor appeared in court - along with two teenagers, who are too young to be named.

Members of the gang targeted eight shops and bookmakers in the county over a fortnight last Autumn.

They threatened staff with weapons like axes and a knife and escaped with more than £4,000 in cash.

Lee Cole, Brett Trevor and two teenagers stole more than £4,000.