A man has appeared in court charged with an alleged incident in a North East Sainsbury's store.

Louis Cornish, 24, appeared at Teesside Magistrates' Court on Monday (February 12), charged in connection with an alleged incident at a shop in Hartlepool on Saturday evening (February 10).

Cornish was charged with two counts of theft from a shop, common assault and possession of a sharply bladed article.

The 24-year-old appeared in court on Monday, where he was remanded in custody until he next appears at Teesside Crown Court on March 11 at 10.30am.