A MAN will appear in court after allegedly robbing a newsagent at knife-point.

Lewis Merrington, 22, unemployed, of Gainsborough Drive, Westcliff, has been charged with robbery and possessing an offensive weapon in a public place.

He has been bailed until he appears at Southend Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, May 29.

The robbery took place on Thursday, April 24, at about 6.30am.