June 23, 2022 10.24 am This story is over 24 months old

Wanted man arrested and charged by police

He was arrested in Northamptonshire

Update 1.13pm, 24 June: A 34-year-old man has been charged with multiple offences in connection with two betting shop robberies.

William John Appleyard, of Kettering, has been charged with two counts of robbery, two counts of possession of a bladed article, and one count of assaulting an emergency worker.

The charges relate to two robberies of betting shops – one in Stamford Road, Kettering on Wednesday, June 24, and the other in Lincolnshire.

Appleyard appeared at Northampton Magistrates’ Court this morning and was remanded into custody until his next appearance on August 8, 2022.

Update 9.58am, 23 June:

William Appleyard, 34, has now been apprehended by officers in Kettering, Northamptonshire.

He was arrested in the town yesterday and remains in police custody.

We would like to thank everyone for their help with our appeal.

Original release:

We are seeking information on the whereabouts of William Appleyard, aged 34, who is wanted in connection with a robbery.

The robbery took place at S&D Bookmakers in Market Deeping at about 4pm on 13 June.

It was alleged that a man entered the bookmakers holding a knife and asked the cashier to hand over cash before making off from the scene.

An unknown quantity of cash was taken. No one was injured and no arrests have been made.

If you know where William is, or can assist us with our investigation, please call us on 101 and quote ref 22000338516.