Preston man arrested and charged after spate of burglaries in Penwortham

A man from Preston has been charged on suspicion of burglary following a spate of break-ins in Penwortham.

By Matthew Calderbank
Monday, 14th December 2020, 11:41 am
Updated Monday, 14th December 2020, 11:44 am

John Yates, 45, of Villiers Court, Preston has been arrested and charged with burglary, attempted burglary and going equipped.

He appeared at Preston Magistrates' Court on Monday, December 7, where he was remanded to appear at Preston Crown Court in February 2021.

The arrest follows an investigation by officers in South Ribble, where a number of break-ins were reported earlier this month.

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The arrest follows an investigation by officers in South Ribble, where a number of break-ins were reported earlier this month

A police spokesman said: "Earlier this month we were made aware of a number of burglaries in the Penwortham area. We carried out a proactive police operation involving a number of specialist resources and a man was arrested and charged.

"John Yates, 45, of Villiers Court Preston has been charged with burglary, attempted burglary and going equipped. He was remanded to appear at Preston Crown Court in February 2021."

Supt Karen Edwards, of South Police, added: "We’d like to thank members of the public for their support and would ask you to continue to help us by providing information relating to suspicious activity.

"The local policing team have collated all the relevant intelligence and information and worked hard in apprehending an offender.

John Yates, 45, of Villiers Court, Preston has been charged with burglary, attempted burglary and going equipped following a number of burglaries in Penwortham in early December 2020. Pic: Google

"We will provide an ongoing police presence in the area to reassure the public and keep the community of Penwortham safe and we will continue to act on information when our communities tell us there is an issue in their area."

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