Man, 31, charged with robbery, theft, harassment and possessing an offensive weapon following Kings Lynn incident at Tesco

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A 31-year-old man has been charged with robbery, theft of a motor vehicle, harassment and possession of an offensive weapon.

The charges follow an incident in King’s Lynn last night (Friday) involving the deployment of armed police.

Officers were called to Tesco in Gaywood shortly before 7.40pm following reports of a knifepoint robbery and a car hijacking.

A number of units were deployed and inquiries led officers to arrest a man in nearby Tennyson Avenue a short time later.

Andrew Hennells, of Riverview Way, Gaywood, King’s Lynn, has been charged with two counts of robbery and is accused of stealing £410 in cash and a motor vehicle.

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He also faces a charge of harassment and possession of an offensive weapon (kitchen knife) in connection with the incident.

Hennells has been remanded in police custody to appear at King’s Lynn Magistrates Court on Monday.

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