A MAN has been charged with multiple offences after burglary and theft incidents in Chigwell and Abridge.

An address in Fencepiece Road, Chigwell was broken into between 9am and 12pm on March 21 while a grey Audi A5 was stolen from an address in Pancroft, Abridge between 5pm on January 10 and 2am on January 11.

James Bourke, 27, of Pippin Road, Ongar, was arrested in Ilford on Wednesday, April 3.

He has now been charged with burglary, aggravated vehicle taking, handling stolen goods and a public order offence.

He is next due to appear at Snaresbrook Crown Court on May 3.