A 43-year-old man has been charged in connection with car thefts across Dudley. 

Steve Timmins, aged 43, from Wordsley, has been charged with a number of offences including taking a motor vehicle without consent, fraud, driving without a licence and insurance and theft of a motor vehicle. 

Dudley Police said the charges are connected to offences alleged to have occurred this month and in February last year. 

In a statement on X, formerly known as Twitter, a spokesperson for Dudley Police said: "The 43-year-old appeared before Wolverhampton Magistrates' Court on Monday, January 22.

"He has been remanded in custody to appear before Wolverhampton Crown Court on February 19."