A MAN has been charged following a knifepoint robbery at Central Convenience Store in Newport.

Police were called to an incident at 3.31pm last Friday, after reports of a robbery inside the store on St James Street.

James Barry Arbery, 25, of Carisbrooke Road, Newport, has been charged with robbery and threatening a person with a blade or sharp pointed article in a public place.

Mr Arbery appeared at the Isle of Wight Magistrates' Court on Saturday, February 10. 

He remains in custody and will appear at the Isle of Wight Crown Court on March 9.