A man has been charged with theft after a car was stolen in Whitely.

It is alleged that the car was taken from a driveway in Rattigan Gardens, Whiteley at around 5.30am on Sunday, March 24. 

The vehicle was later found abandoned at Windhover Roundabout near Bursledon, and officers made an arrest nearby.

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A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary said: "Following enquiries, 19-year-old Joris Augustaitis, of no fixed abode,- was charged with theft of a motor vehicle.

"He was remanded in custody to appear at Southampton Magistrates’ Court this morning (Monday, March 25)."