Man charged for Ashington burglary

29 Jun 2017 10:00 AM

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Police have charged a man in connection with a burglary in Ashington.

On Sunday, June 25, at around 7pm a man forced entry to an address on Bothal Cottages and demanded money from an 84 year old victim.

The offender struck the victim in the face before fleeing with her purse.

Matthew Thain, 26, of Castle Terrace in Ashington has been charged with burglary and remanded in custody until he appears at Newcastle Crown Court on 25 July.