UPDATE: Man in court charged with Wellingborough stabbings

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A man charged in connection with two knifepoint robberies in Wellingborough has appeared in court.

Leroy Winston Robinson, 23, of Paget House, Woodside Way, Northampton, appeared at Northampton Magistrates Court today charged with two allegations of robbery, an allegation of making threats to kill, an allegation of assault and two allegations of possessing an offensive weapon.

Following a 35-minute hearing, Mr Robinson was told he would be remanded in custody until Wednesday, June 18, when the case will be heard at Northampton Crown Court.

The charges relate to two alleged robberies in Wellingborough on Sunday, May 25, and Tuesday this week.

Following the incidents, Det Insp Ali Farr reassured Wellingborough residents that knife crime in the town was very rare.

She said: “Any robbery we see where a knife is involved is very unusual.

“It is even rarer that a knife is actually used during a robbery.

“So I would like to reassure residents of Wellingborough that knife crime in the town is not a daily occurrence.”

In an unrelated incident, a man was airlifted to hospital after being stabbed in the town.

Police were called to Brentford, just off Shelley Road, following reports a man had been stabbed during a dispute just before 1pm on Saturday, May 24. Officers believe it was an isolated incident.

A spokesman for the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance said: “We received reports of a 32-year old man who had sustained chest injuries following a stabbing incident. We were called out to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service in treating the patient.”

His injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.