Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Shopper Hit in Face with Hammer in Spar Raid

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Shopper Hit in Face with Hammer in Spar Raid

Article excerpt

A SHOPPER was hit in the face with a hammer by masked thugs who raided a Spar for cigarettes and money.

The men, who also had a crowbar, were confronted by the brave customer after they raided the store in Appley Bridge, Wigan.

They also threatened the staff with the weapons during the terrifying robbery and ordeal.

The victim was left bleeding and staff at the store were left shaken following the break-in on Woodnock Road, police said.

The man carrying a hammer was white and around 5ft 6in.

The second man white, around 6ft 3in and of stocky build.

Both men wore black and had local accents, detectives said.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following the incident at 9.50pm on Sunday, January 14. …

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