A MAN has been charged with robbery after a Colchester shopkeeper was threatened with a broken bottle and cash was stolen from the shop.

Jordan Lands, of no fixed address, has been charged with robbery after Golden News, in Maldon Road, Colchester, was robbed on Wednesday.

At around 2.50pm a man walked into Golden News and threatened a member of staff with a broken bottle before demanding cash from the till.

He then fled the scene with hundreds of pounds in cash.

Lands has been remanded in custody and will appear at Chelmsford Magistrate's Court today.