Plymouth bookmaker robbery case is dropped
A MAN accused of robbing a bookmakers at gunpoint has had the case against him dropped.
Leonard Yearde had appeared at court charged with robbing a member of staff at a Betfred Bookmakers in the city.
The 21-year-old had been accused of raiding the bookies in Henderson Place, in Ford, on November 9 last year.
Prosecutors had said he robbed the Betfred outlet of £154.
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Mr Yearde, of Zion Road, in Croydon, was also accused of possession of an imitation firearm during the incident.
He had also been charged with possession of crack cocaine, a Class A drug, with intent to supply on the same date.
At Plymouth Crown Court yesterday the Crown Prosecution Service said it had reviewed the case against him and was withdrawing the prosecution due to a lack of evidence.
As a result, the Crown's case against Mr Yearde was discontinued.