BREAKING: Shot fired at staff during suspected armed raid

Corals bookmakers in Nottingham Road, Ilkeston.
Corals bookmakers in Nottingham Road, Ilkeston.

A pair of would-be robbers fired a shot at terrified staff during a suspected botched raid on an Ilkeston bookmakers last night (Wednesday).

Two masked men entered Corals in Nottingham Road at about 9.30pm last night armed with what staff believed was a shotgun.

They threatened the staff and a shot was fired towards them before the robbers fled empty-handed.

No one was injured but police said staff were ‘shook up’ by the incident.

The robbers are described as white, in their early 20s, wearing dark clothing.

Police are due to check CCTV.