A MAN has appeared in court charged with stealing drain covers in Redditch.

Graham Andrew Leith, aged 26, of High Street, Studley, Warwickshire, was charged with stealing drain covers to the value of £4,250, belonging to Worcestershire County Council.

He appeared before Redditch magistrates on Wednesday, January 18, and was remanded on conditional bail to reappear at the same court on February 6.

Police recovered 20 drain covers from a van in the Brockhill area of Redditch in the early hours of Tuesday, January 17