Two people from Braintree are due to appear in court next month charged with metal theft offences.

Police had been contacted shortly after 9.30pm on September 6 following reports of suspicious activity at the Wyevale Garden Centre in Cressing Road, Braintree.

A 25-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy have been charged with one count of attempted theft each.

They have been bailed prior to their appearances at Colchester Magistrates Court on December 18.