A MAN has been charged following an assault outside a Tesco Express in Basingstoke.

Officers were called at 5.45pm on Monday, June 17 to reports of an altercation outside Tesco Express in Carpenters Down.

It was reported that a man in his 30s was threatened by a man who was in possession of a hammer and knife.

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The man was then assaulted and suffered a minor injury.

Stuart Dickman, 39, of Bermuda Close, Basingstoke, has been charged with assaulting a person thereby occasioning them actual bodily harm and two counts of possessing an offensive weapon in a public place.

He was also charged with possessing a knife blade or sharp pointed article in a public place.

Dickman is due to appear at Basingstoke Magistrates Court on June 20.