Essex

Shots fired in attempted Tesco raid in Clacton

The Tesco store in Clacton
Image caption Essex Police said two shots were fired but nobody was injured and the would-be robbers left empty handed in a car

Armed robbers fired two shots during an attempted hold-up outside a supermarket.

Security guards were approached by two men outside Tesco on Brook Retail Park, London Road, Clacton at 11:40 GMT on Wednesday.

One of the robbers had a firearm and the guards were threatened and told to open the cash machines.

Essex Police said two shots were fired but nobody was injured and the would-be robbers fled empty-handed in a car.

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Essex Police said it did not believe there was "any threat posed to any members of the wider community".

A Tesco spokeswoman said: "We are supporting the police with their investigations in any way we can. Luckily no one was hurt in this incident."

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