Two held after armed raid on Hampshire bank

Police have made two arrests after an armed raid on a Hampshire bank in which a man was shot in the face.

Friday, 20th May 2016, 2:11 pm
Updated Friday, 20th May 2016, 3:15 pm

The attempted armed robbery at Lloyds Bank in Liphook happened just after 4pm on Monday, May 16.

A man was hit in the face by an airgun pellet and also received a small stab wound during the robbery.

He was taken to the Royal Surrey County Hospital, in Guildford, to be treated and has since been discharged.

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Police say 46 year-old Jonathan Pay of Liphook Road in Lindford has been charged with two counts of attempted robbery, one count of possesion of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, and one count of wounding with intent. He was remanded to appear at Basingstoke Magistrates Court today.

A 31 year-old man of no fixed address has been bailed as part of the investigation until July 13 pending further enquiries.