A man from Bradford who subjected a petrol station cashier to a terrifying ordeal in an armed robbery has been jailed.

Scott Howley (38) from Holmewood was sentenced to five years at Bradford Crown Court after being found guilty of robbery at a petrol station on Tong Street, Bradford.

The offence took place in the early hours of February 26th, 2021, after Howley and another individual entered the store and threatened a staff member with a knife.

The victim was bound to a chair in the ordeal which ended when thieves fled with thousands of pounds worth of stock.

Howley was identified following a number of specialist enquiries by forensic specialists and later arrested and charged.

DC Priscilla Haigh of Bradford CID, said: “We welcome the sentencing of Howley for this offence in which a long-serving member of staff was subjected to a terrifying ordeal.

“This was a complex investigation which relied on the specialist work of forensic scientists in identifying Howley as one of those involved.

“Our enquiries into the offence and the other outstanding suspect remain ongoing, but we are glad that Howley has now been made to answer for his role in what took place.”