Female pensioner charged with theft after flowers taken from Barking cemetery

A Dagenham pensioner has been arrested and charged by police investigating the alleged theft of flowers from a Barking cemetery.

Berta Manzanero, 71, of Green Lane, is due to appear at Redbridge Magistrates’ Court this morning.

She is charged with one count of theft - the stealing of four pots of flowers valued at �15 belonging to Steve Rose from Rippleside Cemetery on November 19.