Two men have been charged with burglary, theft and fraud offences in Eastbourne.

Police were called to a burglary in Wharf Road on Sunday, August 9 in which two vehicles and a bank card were taken. The card was subsequently used at several locations in the hours following the break-in.

Officers managed to recover the stolen vehicles the following day, and arrested two men.

William Brazil, 44, unemployed, of Ceylon Place, Eastbourne, has since been charged with burglary, two counts of theft of a motor vehicle, six counts of fraud by false representation, and two counts of using a motor vehicle without insurance.

Amos Smith, 36, unemployed, of Ersham Road, Hailsham, has also been charged with burglary, two counts of theft of a motor vehicle, and five counts of fraud by false representation.

Both men appeared before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (August 12) and are next due to appear before court on September 9.