A Sittingbourne man has been charged in connection with a series of burglary and theft offences including several break-ins at a greyhound stadium.

It is alleged that between Sunday 1 and Monday 2 January 2023, entry was repeatedly forced to bar areas inside Central Park Stadium, Murston and that alcohol including multiple bottles of spirits was stolen.

Three laptops and a tip jar containing around £100 were also reportedly taken, with damage to the Church Road premises estimated in the region of several thousand pounds.

Officers from the Swale Local Policing Team have also been investigating allegations that on Monday 30 January a man walking around Bourne Place car park in Sittingbourne had been seen trying a number of vehicle door handles. The suspect is also alleged to have tried to steal a bike from outside Sittingbourne train station.

On the same day, a 32-year-old man was arrested and taken into custody.

The man from Sittingbourne, was later charged with four counts of burglary, going equipped for theft, two counts of vehicle interference and with the attempted theft of a bike. He was also charged with possession of a knife in a public place.

The suspect was remanded in custody to appear before Medway Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 31 January.

By Ed

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