A BASINGSTOKE man has been charged with robbery and possessing a knife following an incident in town.

Travine Farrell, 20, of Charnwood Close, Basingstoke, has been charged with one count of robbery and one count of possessing a knife blade / sharp pointed article in a public place.

It comes after officers received a report that a man had various items, including a phone and keys, stolen on the footpath at Edgehill Close on Monday, November 6.

Farrell was due to appear at Basingstoke Magistrates Court on Friday, November 10.