Man held in robbery case

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POLICE have charged a man over a robbery in Southsea.

Lee Huntley is accused of robbing James Knights of a pair of glasses worth £100 in St Paul’s Road.

The 22-year-old is also accused of stealing three boxes of lager, worth £36, from the Co-op in Cambridge Road, Old Portsmouth.

Both offences are alleged to have taken place on July 19.

Huntley, of April Square, Landport, did not enter any pleas to the charges of robbery and theft when he appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.

The magistrates ruled that the robbery charge is so serious it should be heard at the crown court.

Huntley was remanded in custody until November 26 when he is due to enter pleas to the charges at Portsmouth Crown Court.