A man has been charged with a number of offences in connection with burglary and theft incidents.

James Bourke, 27, of Pippin Road, Ongar, was arrested in Ilford on Wednesday, April 3.

He has now been charged with burglary, aggravated vehicle taking, handling stolen goods and a public order offence.

On Thursday, March 21 police was called to an address in Fencepiece Road, Chigwell that was broken into between 9am and 12pm.

A grey Audi A5 was then stolen from an address in Pancroft, Abridge between 5pm on January 10 and 2am on Friday, January 11.

He is next due to appear at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Friday, May 3.