Would-be robber foiled by have-a-go heroes

BRAVE staff and customers at a Wigan off licence overpowered a would-be robber, resulting in him being arrested at the scene.

The male offender entered Best One on Scholes precinct just before 2pm on Monday and assaulted one member of staff with a stick.

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However, he was prevented from carrying out the robbery when tackled by those inside the shop.

Police arrived and he has since been taken into custody.

A police spokesman said: “A single offender went into the shop with the view of committing a robbery.

“He assaulted one member of staff with a stick.

“However, he was overpowered by staff and customers and after we were called shortly before 2pm, he was detained at the scene.

“The member of staff who was assaulted has got a nasty gash to the head but it’s not thought to be serious.”