The Recorder of Liverpool, Judge Clement Goldstone QC, was shown the imitation firearm in court. Still covered in the red dye from the money, it was he said "not surprising... that the victims of the robbery thought it was real."
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A bright start to Sunday - a much fresher than Saturday. Cloud slowly bubbles up, dry for much of the day, but shower later
18-year-old shop worker Christian Trouesdale carried the elderly man's shopping home from an Aldi supermarket in Horwich.
Fine on Saturday night, dry with patchy grass frost. Bright, fresh start on Sunday, wintry showers over hills later