Brinsley man is arrested on suspicion of robbing bank nearly 26 years ago

A MAN has been arrested in Brinsley for an armed robbery that took place at a bank nearly 26 years ago.

Officers arrested the 66-year-old man on Thursday, June 9, on suspicion of robbing a bank in Cromford. He has been released on bail.

He was the third person to be arrested in connection with the incident.

In September 1985, £7,500 was stolen and a security guard was left with serious injuries after allegedly being hit with the butt of a gun during a raid at Lloyds.

The crooks fled the scene in a Ford Escort, which was later found abandoned in Market Street, Belper.

The robbery sparked a manhunt but no-one was charged until July last year.

Alan Murray, 59, of York was jailed for ten years in December after admitting robbery and having an imitation firearm. A 63-year-old Ironville man, arrested last month on suspicion of the robbery, remains on bail.