A FORTY-FOUR year-old man from Widnes has been charged for a cancer charity box theft in the town.

Reginald Aitchinson, of Victoria Road, was arrested in Widnes shortly after 8.30pm on Wednesday.

He has since been charged with theft.

The charge relates to an incident at a pharmacy on Hale Road in Widnes.

The incident occurred shortly before 1.30pm on Monday.

He has been remanded in custody and is set to appear at Warrington Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.