Man admits Mansfield attempted robbery

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A man has admitted trying to rob a shop in Mansfield armed with a fake handgun.

Steven Mark Smith appeared at Nottingham Crown Court this morning (Wednesday) where he pleaded guilty to attempted robbery and possession of animitation firearm.

The 20-year-old went into Athishaya Stores, in Ladybrook Place, on Tuesday 23rd October, threatened shop staff and demanded money before fleeing empty handed.

No one was injured in the incident.

Smith, of Darlton Street, in the Ladybrook Estate, Mansfield, is due to be sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court on Wednesday 5th December.