A MAN has been charged in connection with an armed robbery in Wath-upon-Dearne earlier this month.

Steven Waters, 38, of Beauchamp Road, has been charged with attempted robbery, having an imitation firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence and the production of cannabis.

A police spokesperson said: “The charge comes after it was reported that on May 1 at around 9.55pm, a man entered the Costcutter supermarket armed with a suspected handgun and made demands for money.

“The man left empty-handed a short time later.

“No-one was injured.”

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Waters will appear at Sheffield Crown Court on June 7.