A MAN has been charged after an armed raid at a Southampton petrol station.

Ben Dwyer, aged 18, of no fixed abode has been charged with an allegation of robbery.

The charge comes after an armed raid at Sainsbury’s petrol station in Lordshill on Sunday, December 16, last year.

Three men reportedly threatened staff with hammers and crowbars and stole £1520 in cash and over £3500 worth of cigarettes.

Dwyer appeared before Southampton Magistrates Court on January 16 where he was remanded in custody.

He is due to appear at Southampton Crown Court on the February 15.