A 25-year-old man has appeared in court after allegedly grooming and attempting to meet a teenage girl in Andover.

Samuel Dallow, of Farmdale Grove, Rednal, Birmingham, appeared in Basingstoke Magistrates' Court on Thursday, April 13, charged with one count of attempting to meet a girl under the age of 16 after communicating with her on a number of occasions with the intention of sexual activity.

Dallow is due to appear in Winchester Crown Court in May.

He has been remanded in custody because of his likeliness to abscond and for his own protection in view of the seriousness of the case.