DETECTIVES investigating phone shop burglaries in towns including Northwich have charged a 20-year-old Wirral man with eight counts of burglary and one county of attempted burglary.

The charges relate to phone shops in Macclesfield, Northwich, Denton, Sale, Bolton, Prescot and Bradford between Saturday, August 31 and Tuesday, September 3.

The 20-year-old, from Borough Road in Oxton appeared at Crewe Magistrates Court on Friday, September 6.