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Masked men armed with a machete ambushed a security guard in a brazen robbery as he delivered cash to a supermarket in middle of the day. The raid was the third time cash-in-transit robbery in Greater Manchester in the last two weeks.
In the latest incident two masked thieves armed with a machete targeted a van in Shaw1 , Oldham and ran off with several bags of coins. Police were called to reports of an armed robbery at Asda on Greenfield Lane at about 2.10pm yesterday.
Officers say the driver of the van was outside the store when one offender threatened him with a machete and demanded money.
The main robber was white, approximately 5ft 8in tall, slim and in his mid-twenties . He wore a blue tracksuit top and bottoms with a green hood. The second man was white, wore a black jacket and black tracksuit bottoms with a white stripe at the top and a beige baseball cap. Both suspects wore balaclavas to conceal their identity and gloves.
The Asda superstore in Shaw (Image: Google)
Fortunately the victim wasn t injured but nobody should have to endure such a traumatic experience when they are just trying to do their job.
We have launched an investigation and I would ask that anybody who thinks they may know something that can assist with our investigation to please contact police.
If you recognise the descriptions of the men or think you saw them or the car in the area around the time of the attack, then please get in touch.
Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 1089 of 20 September 2017, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. Earlier this month robbers escaped with 100,000 from Santander bank in Walkden and 30,000 from the Royal Bank of Scotland in Mather Way, Pendleton, Salford, at the city s shopping centre – police are investigating whether these incidents were linked but neither are thought to be connected to Wednesday s robbery.
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A jealous woman attacked her ex-girlfriend and then viciously knifed a security officer who arrived to help. Aimee Ellard next lashed out at a police constable who arrested her, describing him as a black b****** and black c****, and screaming: Get that n****** off me! The 26-year-old cried quietly in the dock as she was sentenced to four years and nine months in prison at Liverpool Crown Court.
Ben Jones, prosecuting, said Ellard had lost her temper after believing that her former partner Jessica Edgar-Brown had been unfaithful in their volatile relationship. Ms Edgar-Brown rang 999, informing police that Ellard was on the way to her home on Pembroke Court, Birkenhead, on February 10, before taking off her rings and preparing herself for a fight . Judge Rachel Smith said Ms Edgar-Brown was confident she d got the better of their bust-up, and left the scene, before realising moments later that she d suffered cuts to her right breast and shoulder blade .
Thomas Rose, who worked as a security guard at the supported living accommodation, tried to stop Ellard from following her ex-partner, but she stabbed him to the upper body.
He was rushed to the major trauma ward at Aintree Hospital where it was discovered he d suffered a collapsed lung and had lost a lot of blood. Judge Smith said that the rapid treatment he d received had saved his life. Mr Rose, the court said, needed four pints of blood to be pumped into him following the shock attack.
PC Khalid Mahmood came across Ellard at the hospital while she was lying on the ground, crying in pain . It was at this point she racially abused him and was aggressive towards other medical staff. The constable then arrested her for the attack on Ms Edgar-Brown.
Her barrister, Gareth Bellis, told the court: This was a nasty offence including vile language . She is clear of any alcohol addictions and now is a very different person who attends court today.
She is taking every possible advantage of the courses and help while on remand in Styal Prison.
Mr Rose s injuries meant he was unable to go on a plane or go scuba diving, and now holds his sides when sneezing, coughing or laughing, and feels vulnerable and exposed. In a victim impact statement, he said: I m very wary of certain people and if I see boisterous people it makes me nervous.
Ellard, whose address was listed as Styal Prison, in Cheshire, pleaded guilty to wounding her former partner, racially aggravated harassment of the police officer, and intentionally wounding Mr Rose.
Passengers are reportedly being kept on their flights due to the incident. A spokesperson for the airport said that it was a police incident.
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