Postmaster relives armed raid

A postmaster who's wife was left tramautised after a gun was held to her head in an armed raid has relived the moment it happened.

David Taylor runs the Cefn Mawr Post Office near Wrexham. The armed raid happened back in July when a gang armed with a gun, meat cleaver and iron bar made their way into the post office and stole £54,000 pounds in cash.

David says:

"I was thrown down to the side and they burst through the post office, gun to my wife's head but as soon as two of them went into the post office leaving one of them with an iron bar, I thought yeah lets have a go and I tried to stop them."

You can hear the full interview with David Taylor here:

Postmaster David Taylor showed "remarkable courage" in trying to stop the robbery as his wife was being held down at gun point.

Mr Taylor tackled them despite being struck over the head twice with the metal bar, leaving him bleeding.

Then Mr Taylor tried to grab the keys - but was forced back after being threatened with a meat cleaver.

Judge Peter Heywood jailed two of the three raiders  - Nathan White and Carl Davies - for seven years each and another man - Jimmy Pritchard - who checked the premises and gave them the all clear, received five years.

The judge said that Mr Taylor and his wife Janine had been through a terrifying ordeal.

A Proceeds of Crime investigation now takes place.

The court was told that about £40,000 was still unaccounted for.

White (26) of Stockwell Grove, Wrexham and Davies (28) of Poyser Street in Wrexham admitted robbery, possessing the firearm and burglary at Bryn y Baal.

Pritchard admitted the robbery on the basis that he checked the premises out for the others but took no part in it directly.