Court proceedings adjourned for man accused of two Essex knife-point robberies

Simon Harrigan appeard at Ipswich Crown Court via video link. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Simon Harrigan appeard at Ipswich Crown Court via video link. Picture: GREGG BROWN

The case of a 37-year-old man who was arrested in connection with two knife-point robberies in Clacton has been adjourned until next month.

Before Ipswich Crown Court today (Monday) for a plea and trial preparation hearing via a prison video link was Simon Harrigan, of Granville Road, Clacton, who faces two charges of robbery and two of threatening a person with an offensive weapon.

The case was adjourned until January 26 for medical reports and Harrigan was remanded in custody.

Essex Police were called at around 12.35pm on Saturday, November 4, to reports of a robbery at Best One, in High Street.

They were then called to a report of another robbery in the Coral betting shop, in Station Road, at 5.20pm.


You may also want to watch:


A police spokesman said the suspect had fled the scene with a three-figure sum of cash.

A man was arrested in Pier Avenue at around 10.15pm the same day.

Most Read

None of the victims were injured during the robberies according to police.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus