A BASINGSTOKE man has been arrested and charged following a robbery on a footbridge in Buckskin during the middle of the day.

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

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He is due to appear at Winchester Crown Court on December 6.

Police officers made the arrest following enquiries into a robbery on Monday, November 6 at around 12.42pm on the footbridge between Edgehill Close and Buckskin Lane, when a man had a phone and keys stolen from him.

Hampshire Constabulary is now appealing for witnesses.

A police spokesperson said: “We are still keen to hear from witnesses as officers are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident. Were you in the area at the time? Did you witness the incident?

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“If anyone has any information, or footage that may help our investigation, please contact 101 quoting the reference 44230453659.”

Alternatively, information can be submitted online at hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/