Third man charged in connection with Dawlish street robbery

By Ellen Grindley in Crime

A THIRD man has been charged in connection with a street robbery in Dawlish in which a supermarket manager was allegedly sprayed in the face with chemicals.

Two men have already appeared in court accused of spraying noxious ammonia in the man’s face in the Strand on January 30.

Paul Rowntree, 36, and Ricky Ward, 28, both deny charges of robbery and causing grievous bodily harm with intent when they appeared at Exeter Crown Court.

They are accused of robbing Neil Warner of £5,129.90.

It is also alleged that they attack Mr Warner with ammonia which resulted in serious eye injuries.

Rowntree, originally from Sunderland but living at Exeter Road, Dawlish, and Ward, from Chatham Road, Sunderland, were remanded in custody.

A five-day trial is due to begin at the crown court on July 31.

Now a third man, Ross Alan Morton, 29, of Gatehouse Close, Dawlish, has been charged with two counts of assisting an offender.

He is due to appear at Torquay magistrates court on April 26.