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Suspect in custody over ram raid burglary in Newark

An alleged ram-raider will be spending the New Year behind bars after being charged with several offences.

A 31-year-old man was arrested and charged following reports of a burglary and attempted burglary at two business premises in Newark. 

It was reported a car was used to reverse into the roller shutters of a unit in Jessop Close before entry was gained during the early hours of 22 December 2023.

A short time later police received a further report that the front door shutters of a store in Bowbridge Road had been driven into.

Enquiries were quickly carried out into the incidents which led to police arresting a suspect later that day.

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The man appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Boxing Day charged with burglary and attempted burglary.

He is also facing charges of dangerous driving, criminal damage, assault by beating of an emergency worker, driving without insurance, and driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence. These charges relate to alleged offences committed in the Newark area on 22 December 2023.

In addition, the suspect has been charged with theft of a motor vehicle relating to a report of a car stolen from an address in High Street, Brant Broughton, Lincolnshire, between 9 and 12 December 2023.

He has been remanded in custody and is next due to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on 15 January 2024.

Detective Sergeant Ben Skellern, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “The force treats crimes of this nature extremely seriously and will always do everything it can to seek justice for victims.

“I am pleased we were able to secure charges regarding these serious matters and we now await the outcome through the courts.”

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