A ROBBER has escaped with a large sum of money after threatening staff in a bookies with a meat cleaver.

Clevleand Police are appealing for information after the robbery at William Hill Bookmakers on Kings Road, North Ormesby, Middlesbrough at around 9.30pm on Saturday.

A force spokewoman said: "A male entered the store with a meat cleaver and took a large amount of cash from the till, before fleeing onto Beaumont Road."

  • Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Emma Foster from Middlesbrough CID on the non-emergency number 101, quoting event number 137220.
  • Independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org