Man arrested for Highfield robbery

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A man has been charged in connection with an armed robbery at an off-licence where a worker was shot in the face with an air gun.

The armed man shot the victim, who needed surgery to remove pellets from his face, before taking alcohol and making off from Dawn2Dusk at The Heights in Highfield, Hemel Hempstead, on Thursday, November 22.

Marc Lofting, 21, of The Denes, Hemel Hempstead, who was arrested on Wednesday, has been charged with robbery. He appeared before Hatfield Remand Court today (Friday) where judges decided to remand him in custody.