Armed robbery accused in court

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool Magistrates Court

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A TEENAGER accused of slashing a youngster across the face during an alleged armed robbery has made his first appearance at court.

Jacob Williamson is alleged to have confronted four youths in Ashton Gardens, St Annes, with a gun and a large hunting knife.

Williamson, 19, of Singleton Avenue, St Annes, is said to have stolen cash, a wallet and a phone from the four teenagers in the incident on February 3 about 10pm.

He is charged with four offences of robbery, two offences each of possessing an imitation firearm and having a hunting knife as offensive weapon and maliciously wounding a 17-year-old boy with intent to cause him grievous bodily harm.

Adrian Hollamby, prosecuting, asked for the case to go direct to crown court.

Blackpool magistrates sent the case straight to crown court and remanded Williamson in custody to appear there on March 1.