A MAN has appeared at Bournemouth Magistrates Court charged with attempting to rob Coral bookmakers in Wimborne Road, Winton, on April 22, of cash of unknown value.

Joseph O’Toole, 48, of West Hill Road, Bournemouth, was also charged with having an imitation firearm, namely a handgun, with intent to commit an indictable offence at the same date and location.

He has not entered a plea and was remanded in custody to appear at Bournemouth Crown Court on May 14.