Atherton man admits knife-point raid at newsagents
11:05am Friday 8th March 2013 in North West
AN Atherton man has admitted a knife-point raid at a newsagents shop.
Stephen Johnson, who appeared in the dock at Liverpool Crown Court on crutches last Wednesday, admitted the attempted robbery of cash but denied possessing a knife.
Harry Pepper, prosecuting, told the court that the Crown would not be pursuing the knife offence as it was an integral part of the other charge.
Also in the dock was Zach Porter, of Canterbury Close, Atherton, who denied the same attempted robbery charge involving Mohammed Patel in Bolton Road, Atherton on February 19 this year.
Eighteen-year-old Porter was further remanded in custody to await his trial beginning on August 5 and Johnson, aged 20, of Carr Bank Street, Atherton, was also remanded in custody and will be sentenced after his co-accused’s trial.
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