A MAN has been charged with conspiracy to steal relating to 12 offences involving 11 convenience stores across Hampshire.

Ricky Severn, aged 31, of Alder Road, Southampton stands accused of conspiring to steal from several shops between February 19 and March 15 in the county.

The stores are in Southampton, Basingstoke, New Forest, Nursling and Eastleigh.

He will appear before Southampton Magistrates' Court today.