CASH was stolen during a "horrific attack" at a petrol station in Denbigh which left staff "traumatised".

The robbery, at the Shell garage on Rhyl Road, happened just before 9.30pm last night (Sunday). One man entered the garage and demanded cash from an attendant before fleeing the scene.

North Wales Police located the suspect nearby.

A man, in his 30s, has been arrested and remains in custody.

DCI Neil Harrison at St Asaph CID said: "This was an horrific attack on a small petrol station in a close knit community.

"Fortunately the injuries sustained by the staff member are not serious but I’m sure the experience has left them traumatised and for their sake I’d ask anyone with any information, no matter how insignificant they think it is, to pass onto police immediately."

Anyone with information relating to the incident is asked to contact North Wales Police on 101, quote W055084. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.