A MAN arrested following a burglary at a shop in Widnes town centre has been charged.

Christopher Dennett was arrested on Thursday (August 22) following a break-in at a shop on Albert Square.

The 38-year-old has since been charged with burglary other than a dwelling, assault of an emergency services worker and use of threatening and abusive language.

He has been released on conditional bail and is set to appear at Warrington Magistrates' Court on Thursday, September 26.