Appeal for information on knifepoint robbery


OFFICERS investigating a knifepoint robbery are appealing for the public’s help in identifying a possible suspect.

The incident happened at around 8.15pm on Thursday, February 16 at Redheads off licence in South Crescent, near Woodstone Village, near Chester-le-Street.

One suspect – Luke Nelson, 27, of Tanfield Road, Sunderland – appeared at Peterlee Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, July 25 charged with robbery in connection with the incident.

He was remanded in custody ahead of an appearance at Durham Crown Court on Tuesday, August 22.

Now officers are making a further appeal for information regarding a second suspect.

He is described as wearing a black, grey and white camouflage hooded jacket, sunglasses, snood and dark skinny trousers.

Anyone with any information should call DC Matthew Bartsch at Chester-le-Street CID on 101, quoting incident number 441 of February 16.