Sentence deferred on Eyemouth Co-op robber

A 25-year-old man who admitted assaulting three women during a robbery at a Borders supermarket has been ordered to be of good behaviour for the next 12 months.

By Court Reporter
Tuesday, 10th May 2022, 10:01 am
The Co-op store in 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 and then pushed 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.

Howard of Swadlincote, South Derbyshire, had already been on remand for a lengthy period.

Sentence was deferred until May 8, 2023.