A MAN has been charged with several burglaries, robberies and thefts from shops after a spate of crimes against businesses in the Dudley area.

West Midlands Police identified and arrested a suspect following a number of alleged incidents between September 20 and October 12.

Matthew Lockley, of Limes Road, Dudley, has been charged with eight robberies, two burglaries and three thefts.

The 40-year-old was held in police custody before appearing at Wolverhampton Magistrates' Court on Saturday (October 14).

The defendant has been remanded in custody to appear at Wolverhampton Crown Court on November 13.