A MAN has been arrested and charged in connection with a spate of attempted burglaries in York.

Police were called to reports of attempted break-ins at neighbouring takeaway restaurants in the city during Bank Holiday Monday.

A North Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said a 43-year-old man had been arrested in connection with the attempted burglaries at The Monkey King restaurant and York Tandoori takeaway, which are both in Mansfield House shops in Lowther Street, York, and The Monkey and the Dog Thai restaurant, in Clarence Street, York.

Police said nothing had been stolen during the attempted burglaries, but some damage had been reported.

The spokeswoman said the suspect appeared before magistrates in York on Tuesday charged with the attempted burglaries, and was remanded into custody to appear before York Crown Court later this month.

Detective Constable Mike Holden, from York Investigation Hub, said the incidents were a reminder that business owners should ensure their security was in order.

Det Con Holden said: “Thankfully these premises had a good level of security and were able to fend off the attempts made.

“It’s a timely reminder to other businesses in York to review their security measures to ensure opportunistic and determined thieves cannot get in to your premises and steal essential items which could impede your business and ultimately your income.”