CPS reject Werrington man’s guilty plea after knifepoint robbery in Peterborough

Police at Werrington Centre following the armed robbery. Photo: Bob Hillier
Police at Werrington Centre following the armed robbery. Photo: Bob Hillier

A man charged in connection with robbery, after a woman was held at knifepoint while using a cash machine in Werrington, has entered a guilty plea in court.

However, the plea made at Peterborough Crown Court by Karl Liebscher, of Skaters Way in Werrington, has not been accepted by the Crown Prosecution Service.

Liebscher, 37, was charged on May 9 after police were called to the Werrington Centre, in Werrington, Peterborough, at about 8am on Sunday, May 8.

An offender held a woman at knifepoint while she was using a cash machine before making off on foot with a quantity of cash.

There will now be a Newton Hearing (a trial without a jury - with the judge hearing the arguments from both sides) at a currently unfixed date.