Man pleads guilty to attempted robbery

A man has pleaded guilty to attempted robbery and possession of an imitation firearm.

Steven Mark Smith, who appeared at Nottingham Crown Court this morning, admitted trying to rob a shop in Mansfield armed with a fake handgun.

Nottinghamshire Police said that no one was injured in the incident, which took place at Athishaya Stores, in Ladybrook Place, on Tuesday 23 October.

The 20-year-old, of Darlton Street, in the Ladybrook Estate, Mansfield, is due to be sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court on Wednesday 5th December.