A man has been charged following an investigation into a series of burglaries in which £250,000 worth of property was stolen.

Samuel Cullen, 27, Tatwin Crescent, Southampton, was charged with conspiracy to commit burglary between May and August 2012.

He was bailed to appear at Southampton magistrates on February 18.

It follows police warrants yesterday in Southampton, Ringwood and Dorset.

Four other Southampton men arrested as a result, 31, 29, 26 and 22, were bailed until dates in February pending further enquiries.

As part of the investigation, detectives also today charged Angelina Haigh, 38, Southampton Road, Ringwood, with handling stolen goods.

She was bailed to appear at Southampton Magistrates Court on February 1.