A man has admitted holding up Mr Bunn the Baker in Long Stratton, Norfolk, using a sawn-off shot gun, while high on crack cocaine.

Michael Roode appeared at Norwich Crown Court on 21 March and said he and Nigel Bestford, who was allegedly armed with an axe, held up the bakery.

After pushing a gun into a bakery worker’s ear, which caused bleeding, Roode said they stole cash from the safe, emptied the tills and helped themselves to cakes and sandwiches. A digital camera was also stolen, he said.

Roode said they then ushered the victim, Rosyton Owen, to a cash machine and ordered him to withdraw £200.