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Meat cleaver raid trial moved

08 February, 2013

The trial of a man accused of holding up a North Devon garage with a meat cleaver has been moved from Barnstaple to Exeter.

Jamie Latta, 27, is accused of carrying out the raid in which 65-year-old shop assistant Trude Mian was threatened with a weapon by masked intruders.

His case was originally listed to be heard at Barnstaple Crown Court in May but has been moved to Exeter for technical reasons.

He has not yet entered a plea and is due to appear at Exeter Crown Court later this month for a plea and case management hearing.

Latta, from Braunton, North Devon, was arrested after a robbery at the Knowle Garage in the town in which two masked men were seen on CCTV brandishing a cleaver and a kitchen knife.

Mian was shown on the film fighting them off during the raid on the evening of Saturday November 10 in which around 50 was taken from the till.

Latta, of no fixed address, is charged with robbery.

He denied other unrelated charges of theft, assault and breaching a restraining order when he appeared at Exeter Crown Court on Friday.

The other cases were adjourned for a separate trial and Latta was remanded in custody by Judge Erik Salomonsen until his next appearance on February 25.