A HEXHAM man has been charged following the robbery of a newsagents.

Garry William Addison (36), of St Helen's Gate, has been charged with robbery, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and two counts of assaulting a police officer in connection with the incident which occurred at Peggs News, in Priestpopple, on Tuesday evening.

He is due to appear at Bedlington Magistrates' Court later today (October 11).

Police are asking for anybody who witnessed the incident to get in touch on 101 quoting log 911 09/10/18.