A TEENAGER has been charged by detectives investigating an attempted robbery at a convenience store.

The 19-year-old was arrested after an appeal for witnesses and charged this morning,

Police were called around 8.40pm on Thursday August 22 to reports of an incident at Food and Booze in Lyndhurst Road, Burnley.

A man had entered the store and allegedly threatened a shop worker with a knife demanding cash from the till.

The victim fought the man off with the attacker leaving the scene empty-handed.

This afternoon a police statement said: "Following enquiries Kyle Carter (19) of Mitella Street, Burnley, has been charged with attempted robbery and possession of a bladed article."

He was due to appear before Burnley Magistrates’ Court over the weekend.

After the incident Detective Constable Matthew Bourne, of Burnley CID, said: “This was a shocking incident which has left the victim very shaken."