A MAN has been charged after a pensioner was dragged backwards and robbed in a Birkenhead alleyway.

Detectives were called at around 9.15pm on Friday, July 12 after a 70-year-old man had walked to McColls on Laird Street and noticed a group sitting on a wall of a nearby bus depot.

He then left the shop and walked up the alleyway opposite Laird Street Baptist Church before he was followed by three men from the group.

The man was then dragged backwards by the neck and had his wallet stolen.

Detectives confirmed today (Tuesday, July 16) that they had charged a 34-year-old man with robbery.

Jason Carson, of Landsdowne Road, Birkenhead, has been remanded into custody to appear at Wirral Magistrates Court on Wednesday, July 17.