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Two charged following Penrith armed robbery

Police at the scene by Barclays Bank

Cumbria Police have charged two people following a report of a robbery outside Barclays bank in Penrith on Wednesday (16 Jan).

The incident is alleged to have occurred at around 6pm.

Four people aged between 14 and 19 were arrested following the incident.

A Cumbria Police spokesman said: “Paul Stutchfield, 19, of Kirkoswald, has been charged with robbery.

“A 16-year-old who resides in Penrith has been charged with robbery and possession of a bladed article.

“Both are due to appear at Carlisle Magistrates’ Court this morning (18 Jan).

“The second 16-year-old and the 14-year-old who were also arrested have been released under investigation.”

The victim of the robbery was initially reported as having been unhurt. However, subsequent to the incident she attended hospital and was found to have suffered injuries to her leg and body. The injuries did not necessitate an overnight stay at hospital.

Detective Sergeant Chris Brennand said: “Cumbria Police takes any report of an offence involving knives extremely seriously.

“I would continue to urge anyone who is in the area of Barclays Bank at around 6pm on Wednesday to get I touch. Your information could help with our investigation.”

Email: [email protected] Call non-emergency number: 101 Or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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