Two robbers have been jailed after using a large kitchen knife to terrorise their victims.

Nicholas Swan, 42, of Burlington Avenue, Slough and Tayo Lees, 43, of Tockley Road, Burnham burst into the Co-op store in Stoke Poges on January 11, 2018 using the knife to force staff to hand over money.

Two days earlier Swan had raided a Post Office in Hedgerley with the knife.

Swan pleaded guilty at Aylesbury Crown Court on March 5 and was sentenced on June 11 this year to four years imprisonment on two counts of robbery and two counts of possession of a sharply bladed article.

Lees was found guilty yesterday of one count of robbery and one count of possession of a sharply bladed article.

Lees was also found guilty of one count of failing to surrender on April 8 and sentenced to five years and four months imprisonment.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Andrew Melton of Aylesbury Force CID, said: "Both these offenders have now been convicted of robberies where a knife was used to threaten staff.

"During the second incident, Swan and Lees worked together and left the staff in the shop shaken up and fearful.

"I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the victims for supporting the police investigation from the outset and throughout the trial.

"I hope this conclusion will give reassurance that Thames Valley Police take reports of this nature very seriously and will thoroughly investigate and take offenders through the courts."