Man arrested following attempted burglaries in Ellesmere Port

A man has been arrested following three attempted burglaries in Ellesmere Port.

James Fox, of Chester, was arrested in relation to the incidents on Thursday 7 July.

The 31-year-old has since been charged with two counts of burglary, one count of burglary other than a dwelling and threatening a person with a bladed article,

Fox has been remanded in custody and will appear at Chester Magistrates’ Court later today, Friday 8 July.

Between 4.50pm and 6pm on Monday 4 July police were called to three incidents in the Stanney area of the town.

The first occurred at around 4.55pm when a man entered an address on Thornton Road and threatened the occupant with a stanley knife. He then fled the scene empty-handed – travelling in the direction of Oval Court.

A short time later at 5.30pm, the same man is believed to have entered a garden shed outside an address on Cambridge Road and stole a petrol can.

Finally, at 5.50pm, the man gained entry into an address on Girton Road. He subsequently fled the scene empty-handed after being confronted by the occupants.

Officers were deployed to the scene and conducted a thorough search of the area but were unable to locate the suspect.

On all three occasions the suspect was described as a man who was wearing dark clothing.

Shortly after the incidents, Detective Sergeant Graeme Carvell said, “While there were no reports of any injuries, the victims were understandably left shaken as a result of the incidents, and I understand the concern these reports are likely to cause in the local community.”


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