NEWSFLASH: Man appears in court by video link on charges connected with a string of Melton robberies

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A man appeared by video link in court this morning (Monday) charged with a string of robberies in Melton.

Neil Gordon (41), of New Street, Melton, spoke only to confirm his name at the hearing at Leicester Crown Court.

Gordon is charged with 11 offences, including robberies at the Craven Street Stores and One Stop Shop last month.

He was remanded in custody at Nottingham Prison and his case was adjourned until Monday April 10.

Gordon is charged with robbery and possession of an offensive weapon in connection with a robbery at a post office on Craven Street, Melton, on March 1.

He has also 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 date.

Gordon has additionally been charged with theft and actual bodily harm in connection with a robbery at a newsagent on Sherrard Street, Melton, on March 4.

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

In addition, Gordon has been charged with attempted robbery after a man was assaulted on Sandy Lane, Melton, on Friday March 3.

He has further been charged with actual bodily harm and common assault following an assault on two people on Sage Cross Street, Melton, on Friday March 3.