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Man charged with breaking into Peterborough businesses

8 Oct 2019

A man has been charged with three counts of breaking into Peterborough businesses over the last two weeks.                

William Thornton, of Padholme Road, Peterborough, was arrested yesterday (Monday, 7 October) on suspicion of a number of commercial burglaries and going equipped to steal.

Thornton, 43, has since been charged with going equipped to steal and three counts of non-dwelling burglaries relating to break-ins at The Wheatsheaf in Eastfield Road, Chai coffee shop also in Eastfield Road, and Frankie & Benny’s restaurant in Boongate, all since 24 September. He has also been charged with another burglary at Frankie & Benny’s in May.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court today (Tuesday, 8 October).

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