Man charged with five counts of shoplifting faces court

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A man accused of being a prolific shoplifter will face court after being arrested and charged.

Police detained James Alty, from Leigh, on Saturday and he will face five theft offences when he appears before magistrates.

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The 26-year-old, of Ludlow Drive, will remain in custody over the weekend before going to court on Monday.

Police said the charges relate to shoplifting activity in Astley and Tyldesley.