POLICE have a charged a man after Tesco Express on Winwick Road was subject to an armed robbery on Monday. 

Gareth Dodd, of Laxey Avenue, Woolston, is due to appear at Halton Magistrates Court today, Wednesday. 

He faces charges of robbery and possessing an offensive weapon.  

Police say customers jumped to the aid of shop staff during a robbery by a man armed with a gardening fork.