Two men charged following attempted robbery in Westmeath

Two men in their 20s have been charged following an attempted robbery in Co Westmeath.

At around 11pm on Tuesday, two men with knives entered a restaurant in Castlepollard.

They threatened a staff member and demanded money, but ended up fleeing the scene empty handed.

Two men were arrested a short time later and have since been charged.

They are both due before Mullingar District Court this morning.