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Heroic Co-op staff in east Belfast praised for preventing a hold up

Published 17/01/2016

A 28-year-old man was charged with making threats to kill following the incident on the Beersbridge Road on Saturday morning.

DUP East Belfast MLA Robin Newton has praised staff at the Co-op shop on the Beersbridge Road for "preventing an armed hold-up".

He said they the staff deserve a "tangible commendation".

A 28-year-old man has been charged with attempted robbery as well as threats to kill following the incident at commercial premises on the Beersbridge Road in East Belfast on Saturday morning.

He is expected to appear before Belfast Magistrates Court on Monday morning.

As is normal procedure all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

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