Police have charged a man after several churches in the Petts Wood area were burgled recently.

Petts Wood & Knoll SNT tweeted yesterday that arrests had been made and it has now been revealed that a man has been charged.

Teddy Bignall, 33, of no fixed address, was charged with five separate burglaries committed in the Petts Wood and Orpington areas.

A police officer added to News Shopper: "Investigations into other offences are ongoing."

Mr Bignall appeared in Bromley Magistrates’ Court yesterday.