London bank raids bid accused in court

A man has appeared in court charged with attempting to rob two London banks, one of them with an AK 47-style weapon.

Al-Fodday Fofanah, 30, is accused of trying to rob Santander and Barclays banks in south east London and possession of an imitation firearm.

Appearing at Camberwell Magistrates' Court on Saturday Fofanah spoke only to confirm his name and date of birth.

He was remanded in custody for a hearing on 6 August.

His trial will be heard at Woolwich Crown Court.

The attempted raid at the Santander Bank on Walworth Road took place on 18 July.

The second attempted robbery was on Thursday 25 July at the Barclays in Borough High Street.

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