A POLICE helicopter was deployed after two reports of alleged robberies in a Hampshire village.

The helicopter was seen hovering over Fair Oak on Tuesday evening after a member of the public called Hampshire Police.

They were investigating two reports of alleged robbery from a person, one on Summerlands Road and another on Sandy Lane in the village.

James Ball, 21, of Mitchell Drive, Fair Oak, and 20-year-old Kieron West, of Terrier Close, Hedge End have been charged with two counts of robbery.

They appeared at Southampton Magistrates Court today.