Derbyshire man admits Eyemouth Co-op robbery

A 25-year-old man has admitted assaulting three women during a robbery at a Borders supermarket.

By Court Reporter
Tuesday, 12th April 2022, 11:14 am
The Co-op in High Steet, Eyemouth.
The Co-op in High Steet, Eyemouth.

William Howard assaulted an assistant working at the Co-operative store in High Street, Eyemouth, on June 29 last year, breaking a plastic screen and reaching into the till and stealing £138 in cash.

He then assaulted a female customer who struck her head on shelving to her injury before pushing a 62-year-old woman to the floor and she struck her head to her severe injury.

Howard then stole a motor vehicle outside the shop before driving off.

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He pleaded guilty to three charges at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Sheriff Peter Paterson said the offences were "extremely serious."

Sentence on Howard of Swadlincote, South Derbyshire , was deferred until Monday, May 9 for the production of background report s.