Armed robbery in Bilton

POLICE are questioning a 24-year-old man after an armed robbery in Harrogate.

Officers were called to McColls in King Edward’s Drivearound 10.45pm last night (Tuesday).

Witnesses said a man wearing a black balaclava had entered the shop, threatened staff with a knife and demanded they hand over money from the till.

One member of staff handed over a sum of cash and the man ran off towards Albany Road, still carrying the knife.

After an extensive search, officers stopped a suspect on Woodfield Road around 11.55pm. He was this morning in police custody as inquiries continued.