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Warrington man convicted of robbery

08/06/2012

A man who robbed his local shop armed with a machete has been sentenced to three years in a young offenders institute.

In April this year, Dean Farrington entered TMK bread and wine in Orford and confronted the 42-year-old shop assistant with the weapon before demanding cash.
The 20-year-old used a hood to cover his face, but was recognised by staff as being a regular customer.
He stole £40 and a packet of cigarettes before the shop manager ran after him and, with help from other members of the public, overpowered Farrington.
Prosecutor Martin McRobb, Crown Advocate from CPS Mersey-Cheshire, said: "He was apprehended by the manager which took some bravery. He recruited members of the public to help disarm him at the scene.
"The defendant said he had been put up to the offence by those he owed money to for drugs and his family had been threatened."
Judge Nicholas Woodward said:: "It is clear to me you targeted this store as being easy pickings."
Farrington was sentenced to three years in a young offenders institute at Warrington Crown Court.

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