A SUSPECTED shoplifter has been charged following a foot chase in Andover.

Dean Hutchinson, 34, of Picket Twenty Way in Andover, has been charged with shoplifting, alongside several other offences, including vehicle interference, breach of criminal behaviour order and three further shoplifting offences.

Test Valley Cops took to Facebook to share the news with residents on Monday, October 30.

The post reads: "Our relentless pursuit of criminals in the district continues.

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"We know shoplifting has been a concern for local businesses in Andover. Subsequently, on Friday last week, the Andover A-shift District Priority Team conducted a plain clothes operation in the town centre.

"Following a short foot chase through the town a 34-year-old man was detained and searched."