A MAN has been charged with assaulting an emergency worker after an attempted burglary in the New Forest.

Officers investigating a burglary in Lyndhurst have charged 52-year-old, Dean Riddett from Paynes Road, Southampton.

This comes after a member of the public reported a man acting suspiciously in the early hours on Sunday.

The incident took place behind properties on Foldsgate Close.

Now Riddett has been charged with possession of a bladed article in a public place, possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and common assault of an emergency worker.

He has been remanded in custody.

He will next appear at Southampton Crown Court on August 13.