A MAN has been charged in connection with three assaults in a Hampshire shopping centre.

A man was detained by a PCSO and off duty Police Sergeant after shoplifting a number of clothes from TK Maxx in the Swan Centre in Eastleigh at 10.51am on July 24.

He began to resist arrest and as a result, assaulted two police officers, as well as a member of the public.

Following the incident, Simon Barnes, 33, of Patrick House in Southampton, has been charged with shoplifting and subsequently three counts of assault.

He was remanded at West Hampshire Magistrates Court and is due to appear in court on Thursday 30 July.