Colin Rockett — who stood in the dock of Belfast Magistrate’s Court with a bruised and swollen left eye — was arrested in the north of the city following reports of a number of burglaries in the Shankill area on Tuesday.
From Ainsworth Parade, the unemployed man has been charged with a range of offences, including five burglaries, one attempted burglary and several thefts.
He also faces a number of motoring offences including driving whilst disqualified, as well as possession of an offensive weapon, namely a telescopic baton, at McCandless Street.
A police officer from the PSNI told the court she believed she could connect Rockett to all the charges.
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No application was made for bail, and Rockett was remanded back into custody by District Judge Liam McStay. He will appear at the same court, via video link, on May 3rd.