A MAN has been charged with an attempted robbery at a Basingstoke post office.

Dominic Cannon, 36, of Basingfield Close, Old Basing, appeared at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court today charged with attempted robbery and possession of a bladed article.

He will next appear at Winchester Crown Court on Wednesday, July 30.

The charges relate to a robbery of the South View post office, in Vyne Road, at around 10am on Thursday, July 3.

Police said a man entered the shop, presented a large knife and demanded money. Nothing was handed over and the man left empty-handed.

Detective Constable Simon Quickfall said: “I am particularly keen to hear from two people who were in the shop at the time of this incident, one of who was a postman.

“If this was you or you know who was in the shop at the time, please contact me as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information can call Basingstoke police station on 101.