A LUDGERSHALL man has been charged after stealing items worth more than £1,600 and a charity donation bucket from shops in Andover. 

Lee Oak, 43, of Andover Road, was charged with seven counts of theft from a shop and breaching a criminal behaviour order.

It comes after items worth £1,672.60 were stolen from TK Maxx, Co-op and Boots in Andover between Tuesday, February 27 and Sunday, April 14.

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The stolen items included handbags, clothes, alcohol and a charity donation bucket containing an unknown amount of cash.

Oak appeared at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, April 16 and pleaded guilty to all charges.

He was remanded into custody and is next due to appear at the same court on Tuesday, May 7.