A LONDON man is due in court today after being charged with carrying a machete-style knife in Basingstoke.

Darren Telemaque, 19, of Dagenham, has been charged with possession of a knife blade and two counts of possession to supply Class A drugs.

The charge comes after officers seized a knife and a quantity of suspected Class A drugs at the Winklebury Centre, on Monday.

Mr Telemaque is due to appear at Basingstoke Magistrates Court later today.