Man, 20, appears in court over samurai raid on shop

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A MAN has appeared in court charged with raiding a South Tyneside shop while armed with a samurai sword.

Lee Amess, 20, entered no pleas to charges of robbery and possession to an offensive weapon during a short hearing at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

The court heard that a man, armed with a 3ft-long samurai sword went into the Nisa shop in Whiteleas Way, South Shields, at about 9.42am on Saturday.


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