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Six charged in connection with burglary and theft offences

Following a West Mercia Police investigation, six men have been charged in connection with a series of burglary and theft offences.

The offences took place in North Worcestershire, South Birmingham and the Halesowen and Stourbridge areas between August 2018 and November 2018.

Aidan Walls, 21, of Brownsea Close, Frankley, Birmingham, has been charged with conspiracy to commit dwelling burglaries with each other and unknown others and conspiracy to steal motor vehicles.

Callum Bellamy, 21, of Skomer Close, Rednal, Birmingham, has been charged with conspiracy to commit dwelling burglaries with each other and unknown others and conspiracy to steal motor vehicles.

Josh Lester, 19, of Staple Lodge Road, Birmingham, has been charged with conspiracy to commit dwelling burglaries with each other and unknown others and conspiracy to steal motor vehicles.

Reece Woodthorpe, 19, of The Roundabout, Northfield, Birmingham, has been charged with conspiracy to commit dwelling burglaries with each other and unknown others and conspiracy to steal motor vehicles.

Nathan Cramner, 22 of Handley Grove, Frankley, Birmingham, has been charged with conspiracy to commit dwelling burglaries with each other and unknown others and conspiracy to steal motor vehicles.

A 17-year-old male has also been charged with conspiracy to commit dwelling burglaries with each other and unknown others and conspiracy to steal motor vehicles.

The men appeared at Kidderminster Magistrates' Court on Tuesday (4 June) and will next appear at Worcester Crown Court on 8 July 2019.
 
The charges come as West Mercia Police continues to crack down on serious and organised crime as part of its Protect campaign.

The broad-ranging operation covers four key areas of activity:
 
·         Pursue - prosecuting and disrupting those involved in SOC
 
·         Prevent - stopping individuals from becoming involved in SOC
 
·         Protect - increased levels of protection against SOC
 
·         Prepare - reducing the impact of SOC where it occurs
 
For more information about the Protect campaign, visit: https://www.westmercia.police.uk/protect
 
Posted at:10.25am, Thursday, 6 June, LK, Corporate Communications

Published 06/06/19