A man has been jailed to seven years imprisonment having committed robbery at knifepoint in Slough on Christmas Eve last year.

Matthew Higgins, aged 29, of Priory Road, Slough, pleaded guilty on Friday (8/2) to two counts of robbery at Reading Crown Court.

On the 24 December last year, he entered two stores and demanded money from the cash registers Mr Higgins first entered the CASCO store in Anslow Place at approximately 8am and demanded money from the till. He threatened the member of staff with a knife, leaving him with a stab wound on his arm.

Following the incident, the member of staff was treated at Wexham Park Hospital before being discharged.

Later that day, Mr Higgins stole money from the McColls store in Scarfell Road. He again threatened staff with a knife before fleeing the scene with the money.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Hannah Broughton of Slough Force CID, said: “Both these robberies carried out by Higgins were violent and distressing, not only for the victims, but also witnesses.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the victims and witnesses for their help in this investigation. Along with their bravery and the hard work of the team on this case, Higgins pleaded guilty to both these offences.

“Higgins has shown he is a dangerous man and he will now serve time in prison.

“I hope the victims take some comfort in this outcome and can start to move forward from this incident.”