A MAN is due to appear in court today charged with robbing the same bank twice in three weeks.

George Commons, 48, from Linden Drive, Clacton, was charged with robbing the Natwest Bank, in North Road, Great Clacton, on November 14 and December 7.

He is also charged with two counts of possessing an imitation firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence.

He was due to appear before magistrates in Chelmsford today.

A second man arrested in relation to the robberies remains in police custody at Clacton police station.