Barnsley man charged with string of burglary offences

Date published: 20 April 2018 08:01
Dated: 20 April 2018 09:00:56

A 35-year-old man will appear before court today (Friday 20 April) charged with a string of burglary offences.

Officers from Barnsley’s Tasking Team arrested Lee Martin Walshaw, of Rebecca Row, Barnsley, on Wednesday 18 April, in connection to a number of burglaries in the town centre.

He was later charged with four counts of burglary. The charges relate to three incidents between 11 – 15 April, when Papa Johns, Upper New Street, was broken into and cash stolen on two occasions.

The fourth charge relates to an incident between 15-16 April, when Berry’s Opticians, Market Street, was broken into and two laptops stolen.

Walshaw is remanded into custody to appear before Sheffield Magistrate’s Court today.

Anyone with concerns, or who has information about break-ins in the town centre, is asked to call 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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