AN armed supermarket robber today had his sentence adjourned until Monday for further assessment into his mental health. 

James Richardson, 37, of West Bank Close, Keighley, appeared before Bradford Crown Court on Tuesday, on a video link to HMP Leeds. 

He was due to be sentenced for an armed robbery shortly after 8.15pm at the Co-op on Broomhill Avenue in Keighley in November last year. 

He was charged with robbery, possession of an offensive weapon - namely a knife - and possession of an imitation firearm with intent. 

Richardson’s barrister Ian Brook said a further report was needed to assess his client’s mental health. 

Recorder Ian Mullarkey said Richardson may have a mental health issue and that needed to be addressed at the next hearing after further assessment.