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Attempted armed robbery at Asda in Stoke-on-Trent

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Asda supermarket on Victoria Road in Fenton Credit: Google street view

Police were called to an Asda supermarket in Stoke-on-Trent last night following an attempted armed robbery.

Three men with their faces covered and armed with weapons including a hammer and a bar struck as the store on Victoria Road in Fenton was closing.

They forced two members of staff, a man and a woman, and a male customer back into the store and made threats, demanding cash. The male member of staff was punched in the face but did not require medical treatment.

The offenders fled the scene empty-handed.

All three were wearing dark-coloured clothing and had their faces covered with clothing. They also wore hats/baseball caps and hoods pulled over their faces.

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Fenton Town's dramatic turnaround

by John Willats

Fenton Town may not be on your radar as one of the Midlands' big-name football teams, but its had one of the most extraordinary turn-arounds this season, and all thanks, they say, to Central Tonight

Stoke-on-Trent's Division Two Power league final.

Fenton Town are feeling confident as they have turned their fortunes around.

When Central News last met the team they had just one win under their belt.

After appearing on Central Tonight, they went on a winning streak.

And 10 back to back victories earned them promotion to Division One

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