Police investigating armed robbery

Cheshire police are investigating an armed robbery.

The incident happened at Asda on Park Lane in Poynton this morning.

A 49 year-old worker suffered serious injuries and a quantity of cash has been stolen from the safe.

He was taken to hospital where his condition is described as stable.

The scene has been cordoned off and officers are currently carrying out a number of enquiries.

Detective Inspector Chris Morrall said: "We take all incidents of this nature extremely seriously and are doing all we can to trace the offenders.

"We have officers out in the community talking to residents and are working with the business to reassure staff."

Anyone with any information is urged to call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 227 of 14 April or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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