A man is due to appear in court after being charged with robbery.

Police were called to reports of an attempted robbery at the Post Office on Station Road in Hebburn on Tuesday.

A man was arrested at the scene.

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Michael McCann, 37, has been charged with robbery.

He is due to appear at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court today.

A spokesperson from Northumbria Police said: 'Michael McCann, 37, of no fixed abode has been charged with robbery.

"He is due to appear before magistrates in South Tyneside today (Wednesday).'

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