Nathan Ashton admits string of raids on bookies across High Wycombe, London and Watford
Nathan Ashton, who also played for Fulham, was charged for his alleged role in the hold-up at a branch of Corals.
A former England youth and Wycombe Wanderers player carried out a string of armed raids on bookies in which one cashier had a gun put to the back of his head and told 'open the safe or we'll blow your head off'.
Nathan Ashton, 29, was also a coach at Marlow Football Club, admitted his part in eight raids on bookmakers across High Wycombe, London and Watford. Along with another man, 27-year-old Ohmar Pike, from High Wycombe, has denied the charges and is currently standing trial.
Prosecutors accused the pair of netting nearly £14,000 in cash from seven branches of Paddy Power and a Coral bookmakers between May and October last year 2015.
Ashton was charged following a raid on the Corals bookmaker in Cressex Road, High Wycombe, Bucks., on October 30.