Cumbria Crack

Man charged after Penrith burglaries

A man has been charged after being arrested in the early hours of yesterday morning (Oct 19) after being detained by a property owner.

Police were called by an occupant of a nearby property at around 5:08am having detailed a man.

A Cumbria Police spokesman said: “Michael Torrance, 36, of Norfolk Road, Penrith was charged with burglary other than dwelling with intent to steal and two counts of burglary other than dwelling – theft.

“He is to appear at North and West Magistrates today (Oct 20).”

The charges follow burglaries at three properties in the Maidenhill area of Penrith.

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