Police are appealing for information after a staff member was injured during a robbery at a filling station near Houghton le Spring, Northumberland.

The robbery happened at 9pm on Sunday, March 1, at Chilton Moor Filling Station in North View Terrace in Chilton Moor.

A man went into the premises and stole a quantity of cash. It is not believed any weapons were used in the robbery, however, a staff member was knocked to the ground in the process of the robbery. The staff member suffered minor injuries as a result of the fall.

Detective sergeant Henry Gustard said: “We’re carrying out enquiries into the robbery and would ask anyone who has any information to get in contact.”

Any witnesses should contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 1140 011315 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.