A BISHOP'S Waltham woman is due at court accused of stealing a miniature Christmas tree and a pair of shoes.

Eileen Hughes has been charged in connection with a spate of thefts across Hampshire.

The 49-year-old is alleged to have stolen a miniature Christmas tree from Knowle Avenue in Knowle and a pair of shoes from a driveway on Gosport Road in Lee-on-the-Solent.

Hughes, of Blanchard Road, is also accused of stealing car batteries from a garden in Portchester Road, Fareham, and copper and lead from a garden in Cottes Way, Fareham.

The charges relate to incidents between December 8, 2020 and January 24 this year.

She is due to appear at Portsmouth Magistrates Court on May 17.