A man has been charged after five rings and £270 were stolen in a house burglary.

On Tuesday last week between 8.45am and 2.45pm a burglar entered an empty house on Downscroft Gardens in Hedge End.

During this incident, five rings were stolen together with £270 in cash.

Two days later, on November 30, entry was forced to another property on Bromlow Avenue in Southampton. Jewellery was taken.

Police investigating these incidents have now charged Macauley Bowers, 27, of Westridge Road, with two counts of dwelling burglary.

He has been remanded into custody and is next due to appear at Southampton Crown Court on Friday, January 5.