ALSAGER: Police have released a description of a would-be robber who threatened shop staff with a hammer.
The masked man – who is 5ft 7in to 8in tall, of a slim to medium build and was wearing a dark jacket and trousers – burst into a Spar shop with a hammer and demanded cash.
The man threatened a 51-year-old woman who was working at the store in Crewe Road, Alsager, at the time of the raid at 6.33am on Monday.
But the worker and two other employees refused to hand over any cash.
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The intruder was carrying a large blue or black sports bag with 'Head' written on it in white letters.
A Cheshire Police spokesman said: "We have searched the areas and are carrying out extensive inquiries."
Witnesses should call police on 101.
NORMACOT: Plans have been submitted to change a former mortgage advice shop into a chippy.
Ansar Mehmood, of Fenton, wants to convert the ground floor of the premises in Uttoxeter Road into a fish and chip takeaway. He says the property has been empty for two years and that the development would be an improvement on the current situation.
The shop is situated in a commercial area. Parking will be provided.
If approved, the shop would employ two full time members of staff. It would operate from 11am until 11pm Monday to Saturday, and 11am until 10pm on Sundays.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council planners are considering the proposals. A decision is due to be made by the beginning of December.
BIRCHES HEAD: A handbag and accessories fundraising event is being held at St Matthew's Church, in Birches Head Road, Birches Head, on Friday at 7pm.
Admission is free and includes a glass of wine and cheese and biscuits.
FEGG HAYES: Volunteers are needed to join an autumn clean-up up of a country park.
The meadow and woodland at Whitfield Valley will be given attention by rangers on Sunday from 1.30pm until 3pm. Sturdy footwear and outdoor clothing is recommended.
Meet at the Whitfield Valley Centre in Fegg Hayes Road. Telephone 01782 331889.
SHELTON: A free coffee morning will be held at North Shelton Community Centre on November 1. The event at 10am is being staged by My Health Matters and includes prize bingo.