DETECTIVES from Ellesmere Port have charged a man following a series of commercial burglaries across the town.

James Elias, of no fixed abode, Birkenhead, was arrested on Wednesday, November 4.

The 35-year-old has since been charged with three counts of burglary, as well as attempted burglary and theft from a motor vehicle.

All of the charges relate to incidents in Ellesmere Port which occurred between Sunday, November 1 and Wednesday, November 4.

In addition to the burglary charges, Elias – along with Faye Barlow, of Borough Road, Oxton, Wirral – has been charged with two counts of shoplifting.

Barlow, 27, has also been charged with handling stolen goods.

Those charges relate to incidents which took place between Sunday, October 18 and Wednesday, October 28.

Elias has been remanded in custody and is set to appear at Chester Crown Court on Friday, December 4.

Barlow has been released on conditional bail and is due to appear at Warrington Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, February 4, 2021.