NEWSFLASH: 41-year-old man charged with robberies at two stores in Melton

A police car parked outside Craven Street Stores on Wednesday evening following an armed robbery.
PHOTO Jonathan McGrady/JM News EMN-170603-093733001
A police car parked outside Craven Street Stores on Wednesday evening following an armed robbery. PHOTO Jonathan McGrady/JM News EMN-170603-093733001

Police have charged a 41-year-old Melton man with a number of robberies in the town, including those committed at the Craven Street Stores and One Stop Shop on Wednesday.

Neil Gordon of New Street, Melton Mowbray has been charged with 11 offences and is due to appear at Leicester Magistrates’ Court today (Monday).

He has been charged with robbery and possession of an offensive weapon in connection with a robbery at a post office on Craven Street, Melton, on Wednesday March 1. A 42-year-old woman has also been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery and released on police bail.

Gordon has been charged with attempted robbery and possession of an offensive weapon in connection with a robbery at a convenience store on Grange Drive, Melton, on the same day. A 42-year old-woman has also been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery and released on police bail.

Gordon has also been charged with theft and actual bodily harm in connection with a robbery at a newsagent on Oak Drive, Melton, on Saturday.

He has been charged with robbery and possession of an offensive weapon in connection with a robbery at a convenience store in Thorpe Road, Melton, on Friday December 30.

Gordon has also been charged with attempted robbery after a man was assaulted on Sandy Lane, Melton, on Friday.

He has further been charged with actual bodily harm and common assault following an assault on two people in Sage Cross Street, Melton, also on Friday. A 42-year-old woman has also been arrested on suspicion of assault and released on police bail.

Gordon has been remanded into police custody.