A Melton man's been jailed for 8 years after threatening shop assistants with an axe in the town.
41 year old Neil Gordon from New Street went to the One Stop Store in March holding the weapon, knocking a cashier to the floor.
Minutes later he went to the Premier Stores and hit the shop owner over the head with the axe.
He was arrested a few days later after trying to steal tobacco from a third store. Members of the public chased him and held him before the police arrived.