Burnley man charged with attempting to rob Barclays bank at knifepoint

A Burnley man has been charged following an incident at Barclays Bank in the town.
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Police were called at just after 11-05am yesterday morning (Thursday) to the report of an on-going robbery involving a man armed with a knife at the bank on St James’ Street, Burnley.

Armed officers attended and arrested a 34-year-old man from Burnley on suspicion of robbery.

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Christopher Wilson (34) of Kyan Street, Burnley, has been charged with robbery, theft and threatening a person with a blade. He is due to appear before Blackburn Magistrates’ Court this morning (Friday).