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A man has appeared at the Isle of Wight Crown Court charged with stealing hundreds of pounds of cash from a Newport shop – and being in possession of a knife.

28-year-old Reece Chilcott pleaded not guilty to the robbery of Hunnyhill Stores at court yesterday (Monday).

Mr Chilcott stood accused of carrying a blade and taking £365 from the Newport store on 26 December 2019.

He is due to appear at the Isle of Wight Crown Court on the week commencing 18 May.

He has been remanded in custody until that date.