A man has been charged in connection with several shopliftings in Totton and Calmore.

Joseph Daniel Arnold has been charged with common assault, criminal damage and shoplifting.

The shoplifting charges relate to reported incidents in September, one each at stores in Water Lane and Maynard Road in Totton and two in Nutshalling Close, Calmore.

The 32-year-old of no fixed abode was due to appear at Southampton Magistrates Court yesterday morning.