A MAN has been charged over a series of residential burglaries.

Simon Churchley, from Smethwick, has been charged with four counts of burglary and a shop robbery. 

West Midlands police say they arrested a 51-year-old on Friday in connection with a number of break-ins, said to have happened over the last few weeks in Sandwell.  

Churchley was set to appear before Wolverhampton Magistrates Court yesterday (6 July).

For advice on keeping your home safe visit: https://www.westmidlands.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/