Thetford man appears in court accused of a string of burglaries and thefts across Norfolk and Suffolk

A Thetford man has appeared in court charged in connection with a series of burglaries and thefts across Norfolk and Suffolk.

Michael Shrigley, 38, of no fixed abode but from the Thetford area, has been charged with a total of 20 offences.

Between 22 March 2021 and 30 March 2021, he is accused of six counts of burglary from properties and sheds where high-value tools, building equipment, personal documents and a wallet were stolen. The incidents happened in Holt and Thetford and Mildenhall and Brandon in Suffolk. He is also charged with going equipped for burglary on 5 March 2021 as well as possession of a knife, fail to stop, using a vehicle with no insurance and driving dangerously on the same date.

He is also accused of acquiring criminal property, military clothes and medals, between 1 December 2019 and 16 December 2019, five offences of theft from motor vehicles, one theft of a motor vehicle and two counts of interfering with motor vehicles between 1 March 2021 and 25 March 2021. The charges relate to incidents in the Watton and Thetford areas and Brandon in Suffolk.

He was arrested on 7 April 2021 and questioned at Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre before being charged and remanded in custody. He appeared before Ipswich Magistrates’ court via live video link on Friday 9 April 2021 and has been further remanded in custody and is due to appear at Ipswich Crown Court on 7 May 2021.