Property break-ins

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A MAN has been charged after an investigation into burglaries on an estate.

Police in Peterlee have been carrying out inquiries into a number of break-ins in the Oakerside area of the town in recent weeks.

Officers have charged Lance Wilson, 37, of Wordsworth Avenue, Wheatley Hill, with burgling two homes, a garage and going equipped.

He appeared before Peterlee Magistrates’ Court on Saturday and was remanded in custody until his next court date.

As a result of the incidents and the work carried out in the community by police, the area’s Neighbourhood Watch schemes have signed up new members. For more crime prevention information, call Durham Police on 101.