DETECTIVES investigating a series of burglaries at building sites in Northwich, Warrington and Sandbach have charged a man in connection with the incidents.

Wayne Atack, of Milner Street, in Swinton, Greater Manchester, was arrested on Monday, November 30 by detectives from Northwich CID.

The 37-year-old has since been charged with eight counts of burglary and theft.

The charges relate to the theft of boilers and appliances at seven building sites for new homes.

Four of the alleged incidents were in Northwich, with the first taking place between February 25 and 28 this year, in Rosemary Drive.

That was followed by an incident in Walker Road between February 28 and March 3, another in Rosemary Drive between July 15 and 18, and one in Butterworth Road between November 10 and 13.

There were also incidents in Lingley Green Avenue, Warrington, between August 31 and September 3, and again between October 11 and 14, plus an incident in Watergrove Crescent, Warrington, between August 24 and 27, and one in Comfrey Avenue, Sandbach, between November 24 and 27.

The total value of the thefts is believed to be in excess of £30,000.

Atack has been remanded in custody and is set to appear at Warrington Magistrates’ Court today, December 1.