Portadown arrest for NW break-in accused

Burglar. Stock image

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A man suspected of being a serial burglar responsible for a break-in in Londonderry last July has been arrested following an incident in Portadown.

Police have charged the 45-year-old man with six burglaries and a range of motoring offences.

He is due to appear in Lisburn Magistrates Court this morning, Thursday 14th April. As is normal procedure all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

The man was arrested on Wednesday, April 13 following a burglary in the Church Road area of Portadown.

Four of the burglary charges relate to break-ins in the Lurgan area in October of last year, while the remaining burglary charge relates to an incident in Londonderry in July last year. He has also been charged with going equipped to steal.

The motoring offences, dangerous driving, failing to stop, remain and report, no insurance and no driving licence, relate to a road traffic collision in Lurgan in March this year.