Man jailed for Penwortham robbery

Jailed: Luke Ashton
Jailed: Luke Ashton
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A man has been jailed for six years for a robbery at Bargain Booze in Penwortham.

Luke Ashton, 20, of Ryefield Avenue, Penwortham, received the custodial sentence at Preston Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday 4 February) after pleading guilty to robbery and possession of a firearm at an earlier hearing.

The robbery took place at 10.30pm on 30 November 2013 at the shop on Pope Lane.

Ashton, who was wearing a balaclava, threatened a 20-year-old female shop assistant with a shotgun whilst making demands for money. He took £600 in cash from the till before running out of the shop.