A man was charged with three counts of burglary following a spate of day time break-ins in Thurrock.

Edward Barnes, 44, of Martin Road, South Ockendon, was arrested during the execution of a warrant in Aveley on June 1.

He appeared in Chelmsford Magistrates Court today (Saturday June 2) where he was charged with burglaries in Romford Road, Aveley, and Dell Road, Grays on May 23, and a burglary in Mar Road, South Ockendon on May 30.

He was remanded to appear at Basildon Crown Court on July 2.