Two people due to appear in court following burglaries in Gosport

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OFFICERS investigating a spate of burglaries in Gosport have made two arrests.

Following a break-in at a property in Old Road on November 19, a 15-year-old boy, from Gosport, has been charged with one count of burglary and will appear at Fareham Youth Court on December 15.

In a separate development, officers arrested 32-year-old Lee James, of no fixed address, who admitted a burglary at Orion Avenue on November 1 and will appear at Portsmouth Crown Court on January 8 for sentencing.

A number of other matters will also be taken into consideration at the hearing, including a burglary at The Crew Mess Cafe on Mumby Road on November 17 and a raid on a home on Kings Road on November 18.

Chief Inspector Jim Pegler said: ‘It’s important that in the run up to Christmas people keep their homes secure to deter opportunist thieves.

‘You should report suspicious incidents to us by calling 101.

‘There are not many burglaries in Gosport and we will work hard to keep it that way.’

Police are asking people to ensure they shut all windows and lock them when you are not using the room, lock all front and rear doors at night and when you are out and to leave a light on so your home looks occupied.