UPDATE: Man charged following attempted robbery at Bacup shop

Thursday, September 15, 2022

A man has been charged following an attempted robbery which happened at a shop in Newchurch Road, Bacup, shortly before 6.45pm on Saturday (September 10).

It was reported that a man had entered the store, picked up a number of items and then demanded the till was opened. When the shopkeeper refused the suspect then produced a knife. He left empty-handed.

On Tuesday, a 23-year-old man from Longridge presented himself at Waterfoot Police Station and was arrested on suspicion of robbery.

Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, Owen Lord,  23, of Berry Lane, Longridg, was charged with attempt robbery and possession of a bladed article. He appeared before Blackburn magistrates this morning and was remanded into custody, pending his next appearance at Burnley Crown Court on October 13th.

Over the weekend a 16-year-old girl from Bacup was arrested on suspicion of robbery. She has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information is asked to email [email protected] or call 101, quoting log 1240 of September 10, 2022. For immediate sightings call 999.

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