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Fourth man charged in connection with Black Country burglaries

Detectives investigating a series of break-ins across the Black Country have today (1 November) charged a fourth man.

Philip Delaney, from Wrexham was charged with conspiracy to burgle, receiving stolen goods, driving whilst disqualified and driving with no insurance.

The 27-year-old is due to appear before Walsall Magistrates Court tomorrow (2 November).

Thomas Wall and Michael Connors, both aged 21 and Michael Wall, 25, and all from Wrexham, were previously charged with conspiracy to burgle . They appeared before Walsall Magistrates Court on 24 October and were remanded in custody to appear at a later date.

Detectives are continuing to probe the series of burglaries across the region and are appealing for anyone with information to contact officers.

Detective Inspector Jim Mahon, from Force CID, said: "I would like to thank the community for their support in this investigation. Although these charges are a major step forward, we are still appealing to anyone with any information relating to the other burglaries across the Black Country to speak to us.

“We don’t underestimate the impact such crimes have on our communities and the widespread anxiety and distress they cause.

"We would continue to ask the public to remain vigilant and not to open their doors if they are unsure who is visiting.

"We ask that communities to look out for any people or vehicles acting suspiciously in their neighbourhoods and report them to us."

Anyone with information can get in touch via Live Chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk 8am - midnight, or call 101 anytime. In an emergency dial 999 immediately.

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