POLICE have charged a man in connection with a spate of burglaries in Southampton.

Gary Pearce, 38, of no fixed address, is alleged to have stolen jewellery, cash and electrical items from a homes in the Regents Park and Upper Shirley areas of the city.

He is charged with nine counts of burglary and five attempted burglaries and was remanded in custody to appear at Southampton Crown Court on April 4.