A MAN has been charged after a burglar threatened a home owner with a carving fork in Reading.

Thames Valley Police said properties in Portway Close and Sycamore Road, in Reading, and Hayes Drive in Three Mile Cross were burgled.

During the break-in to the Portway Close home, police said the owner was threatened with the carving fork and had jewellery stolen.

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All burglaries happened on December 3, 2019, and the force confirmed nobody was injured.

John Paul Thomas, 41, of Semington, near Trowbridge, was charged yesterday in connection with the break-ins. He was charged with one count of aggravated burglary and two counts of burglary in a dwelling.

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Thomas was arrested on April 6 and charged the following day.

He appeared at Reading Magistrates’ Court today (8/4) and was remanded in custody to appear at Reading Crown Court on May 11.