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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Grey start but improving with some warm sunshine by afternoon
Misty again overnight. Murky and damp conditions returning to the Pennines. Grey start Friday but warm sunshine will develop from the west
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