A MAN has appeared in court charged with burglaries in Burnham-on-Sea and Somerton.

Peter Smith, 39, of Moorland Road, Highbridge, appeared at Taunton Magistrates Court on November 9 charged with a burglary at a house in Woodfield Close, Burnham-on-Sea on Sunday, October 8, in which jewellery was stolen.

He was also charged with a burglary at an antiques shop in West Street, Somerton, on Monday, October 30, in which jewellery was stolen.

Smith was released on conditional bail until his next appearance at Taunton Crown Court on Monday December 11.