Bury St Edmunds man charged in connection with two burglaries

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A 36-year-old man from Bury St Edmunds has been charged in connection with two burglaries in the town.

David Kemp, of Hawthorn Close, was charged over the weekend with two counts of burglary, relating to break-ins at two separate addresses, in Hawthorn Close.

The first burglary was between Thursday, September 10 and Saturday, September 12 and the second on Friday, September 18. In both incidents, windows were smashed and televisions stolen.

In respect of the burglary on Friday, police were called at 9.35am and about half an hour later officers arrested Kemp on suspicion of burglary.

He was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre (PIC) for questioning and was later charged with three further offences relating to incidents at the PIC - assaulting an accredited person (a detention officer); attempting to escape from lawful custody and criminal damage.

Kemp appeared before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court on Monday (September 21) where he was remanded in custody pending a preliminary hearing at Ipswich Crown Court on Thursday, October 1.