A 30-year-old man has been charged with a series of offences following attempted and armed robberies in Costessey and Mattishall last month.

Lewis Orford, of Townhouse Road, Norwich, is accused of attempted robbery and robbery, relating to incidents at Costessey Post Office in West End and Victoria Stores, in Church Plain, Mattishall, respectively on Tuesday 26 January 2021.

Orford, who was arrested on Saturday (6 February), was also charged with two counts of possessing an imitation firearm and a second count of attempted robbery after targeting a woman in the post office.

Orford appeared before Norwich Magistrates Court via video link on Monday morning (8 February) and was released on conditional bail to appear at Norwich Crown Court again on Monday 8 March.

Two other people, a woman in her 40s and man in his 20s, arrested in connection with the incidents remain on police bail.