Woman shot in face during Epsom shop robbery

A shop assistant has been shot in the face with an airgun during a robbery at a Surrey convenience store.

The robber entered the Vetrys store in East Street, Epsom carrying the weapon at about 20:45 GMT on Thursday.

Several shots were fired and the 30-year-old shop assistant was hit twice in the face. She was taken to hospital in London for treatment.

A 17-year-old boy was later arrested on suspicion of robbery and remains in police custody.

A till drawer taken during the robbery was found nearby a short time after the attack.

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