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Sentenced: Man locked up for Radcliffe armed robbery

December 19, 2017
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A man who robbed a store in Radcliffe-on-Trent has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Dayle James, of Addington Court in Radcliffe-on-Trent, appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday (15 December 2017) after being convicted by a jury following trial in November.

The 27-year-old entered the Tesco Express Store in Main Road at around 10pm on 18 December 2016 carrying a black handgun. He threatened one of the store workers with the weapon and made them open the till, holding the gun to the back of their head. He then filled a carrier bag full of cash and left.

A lengthy investigation followed to try and identify the person responsible, several witness accounts were gained along with CCTV evidence and forensics which managed to link James to the scene. He was subsequently arrested and charged with armed robbery on 30 March 2017.

Neighbourhood Inspector Craig Berry said: "We're really pleased that James has been given a substantial jail term for this offence. What he put the store workers through that day was utterly disgraceful and left the community in shock. I'd like to thank the officers involved who worked tirelessly on the investigation to bring this case to court. This sort of behaviour will not be tolerated and we'll do everything possible to bring such offenders to justice."

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