A MAN is to appear in court to face a charge of attempted robbery.

Aaron Rowe, 23, of Magdalen Street, Colchester, is due to appear at Colchester Magistrates’ Court on September 8 after being charged with attempted robbery, attempting to cause criminal damage and criminal damage.

It follows reports a man caused damage to a van in Trinity Road, Halstead, before threatening a man with a piece of wood on February 25.