AN OLD Town man accused of blackmail has been remanded into custody by magistrates.

Michael Sheehan appeared before Swindon magistrates charged with making an unwarranted demand of a man with menaces.

The 24-year-old, of Bath Road, was also charged with attempting to rob a man of drugs and money in Swindon on Saturday, March 23.

He faces a third charge of assaulting a woman by beating.

Sheehan did not enter pleas to the charges.

He was remanded in custody to appear before Swindon Crown Court on April 26 for a plea and trial preparation hearing.