Lavenham man charged with burglary and drug offences

A 48-year-old man from Lavenham will appear in court today charged with burglary and drug offences following a police sting operation.

Michael Hart, 48, from Meadow Close, was charged with burgling a home in Belverdere Road in Ipswich and possessing class A and class C drugs.

An HP notebook, a PS3 console, a Panasonic camcorder, an iPod, speakers and cash were taken from the house on January 17.

Hart was arrested as part of Operation Drawbridge, Suffolk Police’s initiative aimed at reducing burglaries, on Tuesday. He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Ipswich Magistrates’ Court today.