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 Man charged in connection with robbery at Horden bookmakers


​A man has been charged following a robbery at William Hill bookmakers, in Sixth Street, Horden, on Saturday evening.

James Longworth, 25, of Peterlee, has been charged with robbery, assaulting a police officer, escaping lawful custody and possessing an offensive weapon in public.

He appeared at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates Court this morning. He was remanded in custody to appear at Durham Crown Court on Monday, November 5.