Man charged for role in string of burglaries

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A man has been charged in connectection with a series of burglaries across Norfolk.

Blossom Smith, 22, from Gosberton, was arrested in the early hours of yesterday morning along with two other men following reports of burglaries at McColls in Bawdeswell between King’s Lynn and Norwich and the Jet garafe on Middleton Lane in Norwich earlier that night.

Police say cigarettes were stolen in both incidents.

Smith was arrested with Nelson Loveridge, 27, of Maltmas Road, Froday Bridge, Cambridgeshire and John Smith, 21, of Werrington Bridge Road in Peterborough.

The trio were due to appear before King’s Lynn magistrates this morning.

Loveridge was charged with both burglaries plus the theft of a Vauxhall Astra from North Tuddenham in January.

Smith was charged with the McColls and Jet burglaries, theft of the Astra and a burglary at Tesco in Dereham, Norfolk on Friday, January 1, when cigarettes were also stolen.

Smith was charged with the same three burglaries, the theft of the Astra plus a burglary at a house in Queens Road, Fakenham on Wednesday, December 5 2012 and the theft of an Audi RS6 from that home.

Detective Superintendent Mark Lay of Eastern Region Special Operations Unit said: “ERSOU has enjoyed considerable success recently in targeting criminals that travel across force borders to commit serious crime.

“Burglary and theft cause concern and misery to the communities and victims affected.

“The operation on Tuesday night co-ordinating local and regional resources is another clear example of our determination to target active criminals and the public can be reassured that we will react to good quality intelligence they are able to provide.”