Charged with pub thefts

A man has been charged in connection with a number of incidents where money has been taken from pubs across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire.

Monday, 7th March 2016, 12:55 pm
Updated Monday, 7th March 2016, 12:56 pm

One of the pubs was the Froth and Elbow in Dunstable.

William Batchelor, 68, from Vera Lynn Close, Forest Gate, was arrested at his home address on March 1 by officers from Hertfordshire Constabulary.

He is charged with incidents at the following locations:

• The Green Man in Royston on Saturday, September 26, 2015 (charged with burglary dwelling with intent)

• The Froth and Elbow in Dunstable on Tuesday, September 29 (charged with burglary dwelling with intent)

• The Rose and Crown in Hitchin on November 10, 2015 (charged with burglary with intent non dwelling)

• The Kings Arms in Ely on January 8, 2016 (charged with burglary dwelling with intent)

• The Snug, Ware on February 24, 2016 (charged with two offences of burglary dwelling with intent)

He is also charged with possession of a controlled drug (cannabis) on March 1 and is currently on bail to attend Stevenage Magistrates Court on April 6.