A MAN is due in court following a burglary alleged to have occurred in a Hampshire village earlier this year.

Lee Thomas Whittaker, 29 of Lode Hill, Downton, Wiltshire, has been charged with burglary and is due to appear at Southampton Magistrates' Court on May 1.

It follows the theft of a pressure washer and several tyres from a garden shed in Hale, near Fordingbridge, on January 18.