Man robbed betting shop

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AN ARMED robber who held up a bookmaker’s shop with a gun is being hunted by police.

The thug threatened staff with the weapon when he struck at William Hill on Elmton Road, Creswell, North Derbyshire, at 7.45pm on Friday.

Det Sgt Rob Church, of Bolsover CID, said: “Staff were distressed and shocked. It is imperative this man is caught as soon as possible.”

The robber, dressed in a dark padded coat with a fur-lined hood and carrying a black holdall, stole cash.