Hammer-wielding armed robber is due to be sentenced

A hammer-wielding armed robber who struck at a newsagent's shop in Cromford is due to be sentenced.

Monday, 22nd January 2018, 3:23 pm
Updated Monday, 22nd January 2018, 3:25 pm
Pictured is Derby Crown Court.

Derby Crown Court heard on Friday, January 18, how Brian Spencer, 44, of Chestnut Court, Cromford, raided Cromford Newsagent shop, on Market Place, on December 20, with a hammer and fled with £500 from the till after a scuffle.

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The defendant has indicated a guilty plea to committing robbery.

His case has been adjourned until sentencing on February 8.