A man convicted of robbery and possession of an imitation firearm in Warrington has been jailed.
David James Williamson, who also made a bomb threat in Harrods in London, was jailed for 10 years.
He was sentenced after being found guilty of two counts of robbery, two counts of possession of an imitation firearm and one count of possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.
He was also found guilty of five counts of communicating false information causing a bomb hoax.
Detective Constable Joseph Agyei said: "These were terrifying attacks committed in broad daylight and caused all the victims involved to fear for their lives.
"Williamson showed an utter disregard for the victims he targeted in public places."
Dozens of family members of those that died in the Hillsborough disaster will travel to London today for an initial pre-inquest hearing, the proceedings will also be streamed on a live link-up from Liverpool Crown Court.
The hearing was arranged to establish the process under which High Court judge Lord Justice Goldring, appointed to oversee the inquests by attorney general Dominic Grieve, would proceed.
Lord Justice Goldring also sat on the trial of 10-year-old Damilola Taylor's killers.
The pre-inquest hearing will be held at the Principal Registry of the Family Division of the High Court from 11.30am, and is expected to conclude by 4.30pm.