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Man charged with indecent exposure, burglary and assault after spate of incidents across Ribbleton and St Matthews

Posted on - 13th November, 2020 - 2:54pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Deepdale, Preston News, Ribbleton, St Matthews
Shakespeare Road was one of the areas where incidents took place within the space of a week Pic: Google
Shakespeare Road was one of the areas where incidents took place within the space of a week Pic: Google

A man has been charged by police investigating a number of burglary and exposure offences in Preston.

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On Wednesday 4 November, a man was seen entering the rear garden of a property in Shakespeare Road, St Matthews, where he reportedly exposed himself.

On Tuesday November 10, police received several reports of offences including:

• Around 1.40am a man was seen attempting to steal a garden ornament in Ribbleton Hall Drive before entering a neighbouring property’s shed and stealing a power drill.
• Around 1.50am a man was seen on Field Maple Drive, Ribbleton, entering houses and sheds at three addresses before exposing himself.
• Later in the day, between 6am and 7am, a property was burgled in Shakespeare Road with cash and clothing stolen.
• Around 11pm a further incident was reported in Blackpool Road, Ribbleton, where a man was seen in the garage of a property. The homeowner challenged the man who allegedly produced a knife and made threats before making off from the scene.

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Following enquiries a man was arrested by police on Wednesday 11 November in connection with the investigation.

Dale Thomason, 26, of Tennyson Road, St Matthews, was charged with five counts of attempted burglary, three offences of burglary, two offences of exposure and one offence of assault. He is due to appear at Preston Magistrates’ Court today (Friday, 13 November).

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