A MAN has appeared in court in connection with three robberies that happened over the weekend in Southampton.

Three women, aged 18, 20 and 21, had their phones taken in three separate incidents as they were walking alone in Bedford Place, between 2.50am and 3.55am.

Faisal Yusif Salaah, 21, of no fixed abode, appeared at Southampton Magistrates Court yesterday after he was been charged with two counts of robbery and one of burglary with violence, as part of a police investigation over the weekend.

His case has been sent to trial at Southampton Crown Court, which is due to start on March 21.