Man charged after a string of burglaries across South Birmingham

West Midlands POlice

A man has been charged with a string of burglaries in south Birmingham as part of a West Midlands Police investigation into recent disturbances in the area.

Leon Clarke, from Pomeroy Close in Bartley Green, is due in court today in connection with a total of eight break-ins spanning Kings Heath and Northfield, plus Solihull, Sandwell and Wythall.

It’s alleged the 20-year-old targeted two Kings Heath homes on 23 March – Woodthorpe Road and Tudor Close – and struck at an address in Holdgate Road, Northfield, on 28 January.

Unemployed Clarke is also accused of three Solihull burglaries, in Lowbrook Lane, Dykens Way and Ferndown Road on 28 February, 23 March and 27 March respectively, plus a break-in at Uplands Avenue, Rowley Regis, on 12 March.

And it’s also claimed he broke into a property in Silver Street, Wythall on 17 March.

He’s been charged with conspiracy to commit burglary and is set to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (May 4).

Clarke was arrested from his home address in the early hours of Wednesday morning (3 May) by detectives investigating a shooting in Bartley Green on Sunday in which a man suffered a gunshot wound to his arm.

He has been bailed on a charge of attempted murder while police enquiries continue.