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Man arrested following armed robbery at Bradford betting shop

An 18-year-old male from Bradford remains in custody at this time.

Detectives in Bradford are investigating following an armed robbery on Otley Road.

The incident happened at around 7:30pm last night (22 July) at Ladbrokes betting shop. Two males entered the shop, both carrying machetes and demanded money.

They took money from the cashier and then fled the scene.

An 18-year-old male from Bradford was arrested close to the scene by nearby officers. He remains in custody at this time.

Officers also located a machete, money and balaclava in a nearby garden.

The second suspect was described as a white male, wearing a light grey Adidas jacket with white stripes, hood up and wearing a balaclava.

Enquiries remain ongoing including examination of CCTV in the area.

Detective Inspector Matt Walker, of Bradford CID, said: “Our investigation into this incident remains ongoing. Thankfully no one was injured during this incident, but it was very distressing for staff in the shop.

“Anyone who saw two males in the area or have any further information, is urged to come forward and assist with our enquiries. We are in particular asking people to come forward if they saw a blue/green Suzuki which was believed to be in the area.”

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