A MAN described by police as a "prolific offender" has been arrested and charged after a series of burglaries.

Appearing at Thames Magistrate Court today (December 5), Shane Wright, 27, was charged with nine thefts, including the theft of a motor vehicle. 

Police in Waltham Forest took to Twitter on Friday (December 2) to trace Wright in connection with multiple burglaries.

Wright was arrested a day later on Sunday (December 3) in Chingford.