A BASINGSTOKE man has been charged with a number of offences, following a large-scale investigation by police.

Anthony Reed, of Essex Road, town centre, was arrested on Wednesday.

The 19-year-old has been charged with attempted robbery, two counts of handling stolen goods, two counts of driving stolen motor vehicles, two counts of driving whilst disqualified and two counts of driving without insurance.

He was remanded in custody and is due to appear at Basingstoke Magistrates Court this morning.