Man tried to rob Grimsby supermarket armed with a fork
A GRIMSBY man used a fork in an attempt to rob a Grimsby supermarket, but left empty handed.
Stewart Williamson, 29, of Columbus Way, admitted the attempted robbery at Somerfield on Laceby Road in the town.
Grimsby Crown Court heard Williamson went into the store on November 26, last year, armed with a fork.
He approached staff member Sophie Foster, but when she informed him she couldn't open the till, he said "I will stab you" and threatened other members of staff before leaving empty handed.
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In court, as Judge Graham Robinson began to sentence him, a tearful Williamson shouted out: "I'm really sorry for what I have done, really I am."
He had earlier denied the charge, but entered a guilty plea on the day of his trial.
Mitigating, Craig Lowe said: "He accepts full responsibility for the offence despite being unable to recall it as a combination of alcohol and the medication he was taking for injuries he had sustained to his head."
Williamson was jailed for two years and nine months. He will serve half on licence in the community.
For more on this story, see today's Grimsby Telegraph.