A TEENAGER has appeared in court charged in connection with an alleged knifepoint robbery at a North-East shop last week.

Christopher Thomas Duce, 18, from the Shildon area, was charged with robbery and possession of a sharply-bladed or pointed instrument.

He appeared before magistrates in Peterlee and was remanded in custody to appear before Durham Crown Court on December 6.

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It follows an incident at the One Stop Shop, in Byerley Road, Shildon, County Durham, on Wednesday, November 28.