A MAN will appear in court tomorrow (Tuesday) in connection with two knifepoint robberies in East Cleveland.

The incidents are said to have happened at the Family Mart store in Lingdale on August 16 and the Sainsbury store in Redcar on August 21. The robberies have now been linked.

Cleveland Police said a 20-year-old man had been arrested and charged and has been remanded in custody ahead of court appearance.

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