Cashier slashed in Seaford service station raid

The Texaco service station which was raided on New Year's Day. Above: The BP station where the cashier chased away a would-be robber on December 23.

The Texaco service station which was raided on New Year's Day. Above: The BP station where the cashier chased away a would-be robber on December 23.

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A CASHIER was slashed with a knife in a horrifying robbery at a Seaford service station.

Two men entered the Texaco service station at Sutton Corner at about 6.50pm on New Year’s Day.

One cut the cashier’s hand with a knife, before the pair made off with cash, cigarettes and alcohol.

Police raced to the scene and stopped two men in the vicinity. One was arrested on suspicion of robbery but the other ran off.

The cashier was taken to Eastbourne District General Hospital for treatment and has since been discharged.

Clifford John Morley, 26, of Claremont Road, Seaford, was due to appear at Brighton Magistrates Court as the Gazette went to press yesterday.

He is charged with robbery at the Texaco service station on January 1 and also attempted robbery at the BP service station, Station Approach, on December 23.

In the first incident a would-be robber threatened to cut the cashier’s throat. The staff member put money into a bag but then chased the man outside. He made off empty-handed.

Police are seeking another man in connection with the New Year’s Day robbery.

He is described as white, between 5’8” and 5’10” tall.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting serial 1824 of 1/1 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.