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Man in court over Hull city centre bank attacks

Santander bank with cordon in front of it
Image caption Ahmed Mohammed was remanded in custody after appearing at Hull Magistrates' Court

A man has appeared in court charged with a string of offences after disorder in Hull city centre.

Police said a man with a "knife" started a fire in Santander Bank and poured petrol in nearby Barclays Bank on King Edward Street on Tuesday.

Syrian national Ahmed Mohammed, 24, of Innsworth Garth, Hull, appeared before the city's magistrates earlier.

He is charged with attempted robbery, arson, possession of an offensive weapon, criminal damage and affray.

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Mr Mohammed was remanded in custody until 12 October when he is due to appear at Hull Crown Court.

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