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Man accused of burglary spree in city

BY ASHLEIGH McDONALD

A 34-year-old man has been remanded in custody after appearing in court on 15 offences, including multiple burglaries.

Colin Rockett, who appeared at Belfast Magistrates Court with a bruised and swollen left eye, was arrested in the north of the city following reports of a number of burglaries in the Shankill area on Tuesday.

The unemployed man, from Ainsworth Parade, has been charged with a range of offences, including five burglaries, one attempted burglary and several thefts.

He also faces a number of motoring charges including driving while disqualified, as well as possession of an offensive weapon - a telescopic baton - at McCandless Street.

A police officer told the court she believed she could connect Rockett to the charges.

No application was made for bail and Rockett was remanded back into custody by District Judge Liam McStay. He will appear via video link on May 3.

Belfast Telegraph

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