Tyne & Wear

Sunderland post office attempted robbery: Two appear in court

Police vans on Hylton Road following the attempted robbery
Image caption The attackers fled empty-handed, Northumbria Police said

Two men have appeared in court charged with attempted armed robbery.

A gunshot was fired inside the Ford Post Office in Hylton Road, Sunderland, on Monday at about 16:50 GMT. No customers were hurt.

The raiders were believed to have fled in a silver Vauxhall Vectra in the direction of Pennywell.

Teesside magistrates remanded a 31-year-old man and released a 45-year-old man on bail. They will appear at Newcastle Crown Court next month.

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