Man charged with axe robbery at Spalding bookmaker

A police guard outside Ladbrokes in Hall Place, Spalding, after a robbery took place there on Thursday morning.
A police guard outside Ladbrokes in Hall Place, Spalding, after a robbery took place there on Thursday morning.

A man has been charged in connection with a robbery at Ladbrokes bookmakers in Spalding on Thursday (April 28).

Craig Walling (33), of St Matthews Close, Holbeach, was charged with the robbery, during which £500 was stolen.

He has been further charged with possession of a Class A drug and possession of an offensive weapon, namely an axe.

Walling has been remanded to appear before Lincoln Magistrates this morning (Monday).

UPDATE THURSDAY 12.40PM: Police in manhunt for raider who robbed bookmakers in Spalding Police have launched a manhunt for a raider who stole cash during a robbery at a bookmakers in Spalding earlier today. A white man, aged in his early to mid-20s, is suspected of a robbery at Ladbrokes in Hall Place, Spalding, shortly before 10am this morning.

He had short hair, facial stubble and a light moustache, while police also said the man was dressed in jeans with long pockets at the front, a blue/grey hoody with thick hood strings and a motif on the neck area, as well as blue trainers with white laces.

A spokesman for Ladbrokes said: “We can confirm that an incident took place this morning in our Hall Place shop in Spalding and we are assisting police with their enquiries.”

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting incident number 82 of April 28.

THURSDAY, 11AM, BREAKING: Robbery this morning in Spalding’s Ladbrokes

Police are investigating a robbery that took place at Ladbrokes, in Hall Place, Spalding, shortly before 10am this morning. A quantity of cash was stolen.

The suspect is described as a white man, aged 20-25, with short hair, facial stubble, and a light moustache. He was wearing jeans with long pockets at the front, a blue/grey hoody with thick hood strings and a motif on the neck area, and blue trainers with white laces.

Anyone with information that may assist the investigation is asked to dial 101, quoting incident number 82 of April 28.