A MAN from Taunton has been charged with a series of offences including burglary and thefts from vehicles.

Gareth Louis, 22, of Duke Street, appeared before Taunton Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday (June 25).

The burglary offences happened in the Staplegrove and Taunton areas, and all the charges relate to incidents between Friday 17 May and Sunday 23 June.

He was charged with:

• Seven counts of burglary

• Three counts of taking a vehicle without consent, and a further charge of aggravated taking without consent

• Three counts of theft from a motor vehicle

• One count of interfering with a motor vehicle

• One count of possessing a bladed article

• One count of criminal damage

• One count of driving while under the influence of alcohol

• Two counts of driving without insurance

• Two counts of driving without a licence

Louis’ next appearance will be at Taunton Crown Court.