SOMERCOTES: Man charged with attempting to rob lorry driver

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A man has been charged with attempting to rob a lorry driver and possessing a knife.

Sam Papworth, 23, of High Street, Somercotes, is due to appear before magistrates in Chesterfield on Thursday, September 19.

At around 12.50pm on Sunday, September 1, a lorry driver was asleep in his cab in Wimsey Way, Somercotes when a man opened the door. He was holding a knife and he demanded money from the driver.

When the driver refused, the man ran off empty-handed.