Man arrested by armed police named and charged

Police named and charged the 25-year-old local man arrested as armed police swooped on the University of Lincoln campus on Wednesday.

Alex Cawood-Charlton has been charged by Nottinghamshire Police with wounding and possession of a firearm in relation to an armed burglary in Worksop.

He’s the third person to be charged as part of investigations into the burglary, during which a victim was struck over the head with a pickaxe.

As previously reported, a convoy of police vehicles pulled up along Brayford Wharf East opposite the university library at around 11.30am on Wednesday, May 23.

Students were kept in the building while multiple armed police with dogs surrounded Cawood-Charlton and forced him to drop to his knees.

Alex Cawood-Charlton was arrested and police continues to carry out a raid at his address in Ruston Way in Lincoln.

He has been remanded in custody after a hearing at Mansfield Magistrates Court on the morning of Thursday, May 24.

The burglary

It was reported that men whose faces were covered forced their way into a house in Norfolk Street, Worksop, before one of them hit the victim in the head with a pickaxe at about 9.40pm on Monday, May 14.

It’s alleged another was armed with a shotgun.

The victim was taken to hospital with head injuries, which are not believed to be life threatening.

A man and a woman have already appeared in court in connection with the incident, Nottinghamshire Police said.

Aaron Meehan, 37, of Wiltshire Road, London, has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm and possession of a firearm with intent to commit grievous bodily harm.

Porcher Toynbee, 21, of Lincoln, has been charged with wounding and possession of a firearm with intent to commit grievous bodily harm.

Both appeared at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court on Monday, May 21 and were remanded in custody.

All three people are now expected to appear at Nottingham Crown Court June 18.