A MAN has appeared in court charged with a £12,000 robbery at the Golden Sands holiday complex in Dawlish.
Michael Kelly, 21, stood before magistrates in Torquay charged with committing the offence in the early hours of Monday, August 27.
It is alleged that he robbed a member of staff, Tim Harrison, of £12,000.
Mr Harrison suffered injuries including a fractured cheek, swelling to the jaw, injuries to his forearm and other wounds inflicted by an axe.
Kelly, from Bath, stood handcuffed to a security guard during the short hearing and spoke only to confirm his name.
Magistrates sent the case straight to Exeter Crown Court.
There was no application for bail and Kelly was remanded in custody until the next hearing on September 19 when he will appear before a judge via video link.
A second man,aged 38, has been released on police bail until November 28.
Police launched a witness appeal after the alleged robbery.
It is believed three or four men wearing balaclavas could have been involved.
Police are keen to trace a vehicle that was seen close to the holiday park which has been identified as a silver Peugeot 106 vehicle, registration number S186AAW.
The incident happened at Golden Sands holiday park, Week Lane, Dawlish Warren at 1am on Tuesday morning.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident.
Acting DCI Nick Wilden said: “This would have been a very busy bank holiday weekend with lots of people staying in the area and we want to know if anyone saw anything out of the ordinary or suspicious.
“We are treating this as a very serious incident and we are actively pursuing our enquiries."
Acting DCI Wilden said that the park was full for the weekend.
And more than 100,000 people were in Dawlish over the weekend for the annual air show.