FOUR people have been charged after staff at a petrol station in South Gloucestershire were robbed by ‘sword’-point. 

Officers were called to a filling station on the A38 Gloucester Road, near Almondsbury, at 3am on Friday, January 19. 

It is alleged that a suspect armed with a large knife or sword forced their way into the forecourt store and stole lottery tickets before making off in a vehicle. 

Jack Henson-Jones, 25, of Bradley Stoke and Alfie Hahn, 18, of St George, along with two 17-year-olds remain in custody. 

They were due to appear at Bristol Magistrates Court today, January 22.

A spokesperson from Avon and Somerset Police said they were charged with robbery and possession of a knife/ blade.