Eyemouth: Man accused of Co-op shop robbery appears in court

A 25-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with assaulting three women during a robbery at a supermarket in Eyemouth, before allegedly stealing a car and driving off.

William Howard is said to have entered the Co-operative store in High Street on Tuesday, broke a plastic screen and reached into the till to steal a sum of money assaulting an assistant at the same time.

He is then alleged to have assaulted a female customer by striking with her with such force her head struck shelving to her injury.

Howard is also charged with seizing hold of a third woman by the neck and rendering her unconscious to her severe injury.

He is also accused of assaulting a man and unfastening his seat belt and forcing him out of the vehicle before robbing him of his car in the High Street and driving with no insurance.

Howard, who gave an address in Swadlincote, South Derbyshire, made no plea during a private hearing at Selkirk Sheriff Court and the case was continued for further examination.

He was released on bail with special conditions.

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