A man charged with a number of offences including robbery and assaulting an officer has appeared in court.

Billy Aiden Laurence O’Connor, aged 29, of Kingsdown Road, Trowbridge, appeared at Swindon Magistrates Court, on 26 December.

He is charged with entering a house in Broughton Gifford on December 24 as a trespasser with intent to steal, wilfully obstructing an officer in the execution of duty, assaulting a 55-year-old man occasioning him actual bodily harm, robbing a 26-year-old man of his rucksack and contents in Melksham and possession of an offensive weapon in Bowmans Court, Melksham on November 24.

O’Connor has been remanded in custody and the case has now been sent to Swindon Crown Court on January 25.