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Police appeal following armed robbery in Blyth

Police are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery in Blyth.

It happened at Chisholm Bookmakers in Briardale Road at 8.55 pm on Thursday, January 23.

A man entered the premises and threatened a member of staff with a knife.

He stole a quantity of cash before leaving.

No-one was injured during the incident but the staff member was left shaken.

The offender is described as in his mid 20s, 5 feet 10 inches tall, of skinny to medium build, with a freckled complexion, ginger eyebrows and a local accent.

He was wearing a grey coat with a hood, gloves and dark tracksuit bottoms.