A man from Hatfield has been charged with 28 offences after a string of armed robberies across south-east England.

David Shoubridge, of Downsfield, Hatfield, has been charged with offences that took place between November 2022 and July 2023; 10 counts of possessing an imitation firearm, six counts of armed robbery, four counts of attempted armed robbery, four counts of theft, and four counts of going equipped for theft.

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Most of the offences took place in Hertfordshire, while others took place at motorway service stations in the south-east.

The 35-year-old appeared at Hatfield Remand Court today (July 10) and was remanded into custody ahead of his next court appearance at St Albans Crown Court on Tuesday, August 8.

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"This is a significant result following a protracted and complex investigation, which required numerous police resources from across the county and beyond," said Detective Constable George Lewin, of the Specialist Investigation Team.

"I want to reiterate to the public that Hertfordshire Constabulary will continue to crack down on serious and violent crime in order to make the county a safer place to live."