Four men charged over an alleged 'foiled' armed robbery outside PC World appeared at Kingston Crown Court today.

They were originally arrested outside the store in Burlington Road, New Malden, at about 7am on December 27.

Hamza Dahir, 24, of no fixed abode, David Tesfaalen, 21, of Stannard House, Plough Lane, Wimbledon, and Ricco Powell-Allen, 21, of Summerley Street, Earlsfield, are all in police custody charged with conspiracy to rob.

Mr Powell-Allen is also charged with possession of a firearm.

A fourth man Liban Ali, 25, of Pennethorne House, Wye Street, Battersea, is also charged with conspiracy to rob but was previously given bail.

No formal pleas have yet been entered.

The public gallery was filled with friends and family as a date for a plea and case management was set for April 2 by Judge Nicholas Jones.

The four men stood in the dock to confirm their names and addresses.

Mr Ali, dressed in a smart waistcoat and white shirt with black trousers, successfully applied to change his bail terms to allow him to work night shifts.