Gardening thefts: man charged

A MAN has been charged with a series of garden and allotment thefts after tools and equipment were recovered in Scarborough.

The find came after investigations into the recent spate of thefts from allotments in Bridlington, Pocklington, Goole and Hedon.

Officers from Humberside Police have charged a 48-year-old man who will be appearing at Bridlington Magistrates’ Court in early December to face more than 20 burglary and theft charges.

Detective Constable Jeff Hall, from Goole CID, said: “It is a really nice feeling when we can reunite property with its rightful owners and especially when we have charged a man to court.”