A fourth man has been charged as part of a police operation into 150 burglaries across Cheshire and Manchester.

Ajaz Ahmed, aged 45, from Rochdale, has been charged with conspiracy to commit burglary between April 1 and December 31 2013.

He was arrested in connection to a raft of break-ins, including nine in Grappenhall, eight in Thelwall, two in Lymm and two in Stockton Heath.

Ahmed is due to appear at Chester Magistrates Court today, Friday.

Antony Bell, aged 56, from Manchester; Rosemary Pollard, aged 57, from Manchester and Daryl Kennedy, aged 50, of HMP Forest Bank, have already been charged with conspiracy to commit burglary.

They are next due in court on April 25.

A fifth man, aged 31, from Salford has also been arrested and bailed until March 12, pending further inquiries.