A MAN has been charged after an attempted theft from a motor vehicle in Lychpit.

Police charged 50-year-old Paul Cooper, of St Peter’s Road, South Ham with attempted theft from a motor vehicle, going equipped for theft, common assault and theft of a pedal cycle, following his arrest in Basingstoke.

Mr Cooper was arrested in Privett Close, Lychpit, shortly after 5am on August 18.

He has been bailed to appear before Basingstoke Magistrates Court on September 3.