A MAN charged in connection with an armed robbery at a betting shop is set to appear in court tomorrow, Wednesday.

Police were sent to the Ladbrokes store at Spinning Gate Shopping Centre in Leigh shortly after 2.30pm on Saturday, January 11 to reports of an armed robbery.

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Neil Shaw, 34, of Carlyle Grove, Leigh has been charged with five robberies, one burglary, one count of assault and four counts of possession of an offensive weapon.

He is due to appear at Wigan Magistrates’ Court.