Teenager charged with string of 'high-value' burglaries across Northumberland and wider North East

A suspected burglar has been charged in connection with a string of raids across the North.

The 19-year-old will appear in court after being charged with 16 burglaries.

Northumbria Police’s Central Burglary Team launched an investigation after large amounts of jewellery and cash was taken from properties across Newcastle, Northumberland and Cumbria in July 2018.

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A suspect, who was believed to be staying in Gosforth last summer, was arrested this week and has been charged with conspiracy to commit burglary in Morpeth, Dudley, Heaton, Gosforth, Wallsend and Cumbria..

He went before Bedlington Magistrates Court on June 13 and will make his next appearance at Newcastle Crown Court on July 11.