Man charged with church burglaries

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A man has been charged in connection with burglaries at two churches including one in Langley Mill.

Sean Atkinson, 39, from Alfreton, has appeared in court charged with burglaries at Swanwick United Methodist Church and Langley Mill Baptist Church and is alleged to have stolen cash from the Derby Road church between Sunday, April 14, and Thursday, April 18.

Atkinson is also accused of breaking into Langley Mill Baptist Church in Station Road overnight on Sunday, April 28 and Monday, April 29.

He is accused of stealing food and toiletries put aside for charities. He appeared before magistrates in Chesterfield and the case was adjourned.