A 30-year-old man has been charged by detectives investigating two attempted knife-point robberies in Liphook last Wednesday.

Hampshire Constabulary revealed that just after 8pm a man wearing a balaclava and holding a kitchen knife entered Super Fryer on Station Road and demanded money. Nothing was taken and no-one was hurt.

Then at around 8.10pm a man holding a kitchen knife entered the Premier Store on Headley Road and demanded money, again nothing was taken and no-one was hurt.

Following a thorough investigation Connor Wayne McLaren of no fixed address has been charged with two offences of attempted robbery and one of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place. 

He appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates Court on Monday, October 23 where he was remanded in custody. 

Mr McLaren will appear at Portsmouth Crown Court for a hearing on November 24.