Man in court on robbery charge

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Nelson man Zaffar Hussain (42), of Summer Street, has appeared before Pennine magistrates charged with robbing an 85-year-old woman on the Nelson bus-rail Interchange on November 17th.

He was remanded on bail to appear at Burnley Crown Court on December 22nd.

Inquiries are on-going in relation to the robbery of a 69-year-old woman in Leeds Road on November 28th which officers believe may be linked to the interchange incident.

They ask anyone with any information to contact them on 101.