A MAN has appeared in court charged with burglary.
Ricky Don Elliott, 37, of Minorca Close, Hendon in Sunderland, appeared before city magistrates yesterday.
The charge follows an incident on Tuesday morning when the occupants of two houses, one in Newburn Avenue and one in Newbridge Avenue, just off Newcastle Road, reported to the police that they had discovered a man in their homes.
Elliott appeared at court yesterday during a brief hearing.
No plea was taken and the case was adjourned.
Elliott will next appear at Newcastle Crown Court on October 24.