A man has been jailed for two and a half years after brandishing a knife during an attempted armed robbery at a convenience store in Dundee.

Aneka Convenience Store

The incident happened at Aneka Convenience Store on Blackness Road at around 7pm on 9 May.

Kevin Booth, 33, pleaded guilty to attempted robbery and possession of a knife and was jailed for two years and six months at Dundee Sheriff Court.

According to police, Booth threatened a female store worker with a kitchen-style knife, demanding money from the till. The offender left empty-handed and nobody was hurt.

The sentencing follows several recent incidents across the UK, including a man jailed for five years following two c-store armed robberies in two days in Ipswich and a man jailed for four years and eight months following a crowbar-wielding robbery in Lincolnshire.

C-store retailers recently appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show to highlight their experiences of violence and abuse against store workers amid cross-industry calls for government action.