Cumbria

Maryport Post Office armed raid: Man in court

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Image caption Staff at Maryport Post Office were allegedly threatened with a firearm

A man has appeared in court charged in connection with an armed robbery at a post office in Cumbria.

Mark Mercer, 47, of Toll Bar Houses, Workington, is accused of taking £1,530 from Maryport Post Office on Monday as well as several firearms offences.

No pleas were entered during a brief hearing at Carlisle Magistrates' Court and Mr Mercer was remanded in custody.

A 24-year-old woman also arrested in connection with the raid has been released on bail until 14 March.

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