A man has been charged after a spate of burglaries.

Ryan Smedley, of Wigan Road, Westhoughton, has been accused of two counts of burglary, three counts of attempted burglary and one count of possessing a bladed article in a public place.

The 42-year-old has been remanded into custody and will appear at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court today, Tuesday, April 30.

The case comes as a result of an investigation into burglaries that occurred between April 21 and 28.

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Detective Sergeant Carla Deighton of Greater Manchester Police's Bolton District, said: “As always, burglary remains a priority for our neighbourhood team, and we are determined to tackle the issue and prevent it.

“If you have any information on recent burglaries in your area please report this by calling 101 or by using our LiveChat function online at https://orlo.uk/EXFCJ."

People can also report crimes anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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