A BURY man has been charged by police over a string of thefts in the Tottington area.

Matthew Nicholson, of no fixed address, has also been accused of similar offending in Bury.

Police say he has been charged with three offences of theft from a motor vehicle, two counts of fraud by false representation, two offences of possession of a bladed article and two charges of possessing another person's identification.

Nicholson is set to appear from custody before Manchester magistrates on Wednesday.