TWO men appeared at Hereford Magistrates Court this morning charged with robbing a man in the city while dressed as cats.

Fred Dixon and David Aston-Brown, who both live in Pomona Place, Whitecross, Hereford are accused of robbing Roger Brookes of 80p, a set of keys and his work's swipe card in Old School Lane during the early hours of Monday morning.

Neither defendants entered pleas.

Mr Brookes, who is 37, was treated for a cut to the side of the head as a result of the alleged robbery.

Dixon, aged 18, was remanded in custody to appear before Worcester Crown Court next month.

Aston-Brown, 20, was given conditional bail to appear before the same court.