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Pair charged after burglary and theft offences at rural businesses in Suffolk





Two men have been charged with multiple burglary and theft offences from rural businesses and farms in Suffolk.

The charges follow a number of crimes between September and December last year, where power tools, agricultural equipment and vehicles were taken from farms in East and South Suffolk.

Luke Booth, 22, of Earl Shilton, Leicestershire, has been charged with 23 offences, including nine counts of burglary, seven counts of theft and three counts of attempted theft.

The men were due to appear at Suffolk Magistrates' Court today. Picture: iStock
The men were due to appear at Suffolk Magistrates' Court today. Picture: iStock

Booth is also charged with two counts of handling goods one count of dangerous driving and one count of failing to comply with an order to stop a moving vehicle.

James Mitchell, 35, of Woodland Way, Ipswich, is charged with 21 offences, including nine counts of burglary, seven counts of theft, three counts of attempted theft and two counts of handling goods.

Booth was first arrested in December 2021, while Mitchell was arrested in January this year.

The pair were subsequently released on police bail, before they were both re-arrested yesterday and charged.

They were due to appear before Suffolk Magistrates' Court today.