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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 admits string of raids on bookies across High Wycombe, London and Watford
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.