Landlord threatened by Armed Raiders

Neil Wiseman, manager of The Running Mare public house, had closed the pub on a Sunday night and gone outside around 11.30 pm looking for his wallet which he had mislaid earlier in the day. He was approached by three people who pulled a bag over his head and bundled him back into the pub. The raiders pushed him to the floor and threatened to shoot him unless he opened the safe. The three then made off with £3,000. A spokesman for the brewery said Mr Wiseman was not physically injured but was traumatised by the incident and has been replaced temporarily by a relief manager.