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Man faces jail after pleading guilty to Texaco Service Station robbery

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A 26-year-old Dursley man who has admitted playing a part in the attempted robbery at a Texaco Service Station in Cheltenham, has been told he faces a “significant custodial sentence”.

Jamie Eyre, of Meadowvale, Dursley, pleaded guilty at Gloucester Grown Court to attempting to rob Shaji Cherian of money on October 18 this year at the garage on Lansdown Road.

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He also admitted possession of a knife during the incident.

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“It is a serious offence,” Judge Ian Lawrie QC said. “He [Eyre] will get a significant period of custody.”

Prosecutor Janine Wood told the judge that, according to sentencing guidelines, the offence could have a starting point of eight years jail.

The case was adjourned to a date to be fixed.

Eyre was remanded in custody.

* A second man, Russell Jacques, 22, of Alstone Lane, Cheltenham, was due to appear at Cheltenham Magistrates Court today after he was arrested in relation to the same incident.

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