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Eight jobs axed at village off-licence

This article was published in December 2009. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

Eaton Bray's Threshers store will soon be forced to close its doors, with the loss of eight jobs.

The shock news comes just weeks after First Quench, which owns Threshers, Wine Rack, Bottoms Up, Victoria Wine, The Local and Haddows, was put in the hands of administrators.

All of the stock has been reduced at the High Street village off-licence, which will close on December 20 at the latest.

Almost 4,000 jobs have been axed since the drinks giant went into the hands of administrators in November.

Joint administrator Richard Fleming, KPMG's UK Head of Restructuring, said: "Unfortunately, despite the initial high level of interest, it remains difficult for buyers to complete deals in the current tough market.

"However, we are still in talks regarding the sale of over 100 stores and hope to be able to make a further announcement about this shortly.

"We also remain hopeful that some of the 391 stores announced today might still be sold as going concerns before the closure process is completed, but with stock now running low in the remaining stores, it has been necessary to make plans to close them."

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Brave shopper thwarts robber

This article was published in June 2006. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

A customer sprung into action to stop a would-be thief from raiding an Eaton Bray off-licence for possible the second time in a month.

The Good Samaritan was in Threshers, in Eaton Bray High Street, when a man made a snatch for the takings on Sunday afternoon. After wrestling the thief's arm away from the cash the crook darted for the door and made his escape empty-handed.

The incident on Sunday afternoon was a carbon copy of another till snatch three weeks ago and police are investigating to see if they are linked.

A police spokesman said: "A person walkin in, picked up a can of lager, asked for cigarettes and when the shop assistant opened up the till he put his hand in the cash register.

"Thankfully a member of the public was there and pulled the man away and he ran off empty-handed."

The thief was descibed as blank, late 20s or early 30s, with a tatoo on his neck, stubble, and wearing sunglasses, cap and baggy clothes. It is a description similar to that given after the previous theft.

Anyone with information abouyt the thief or the till snatches should call DC Vicky Clarks on 01234 841212 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, 0800 555111.

Source: Leighton Buzzard Observer, 20 June 2006