Two men have been charged in connection with an arson in South Weald.

Brandon Olley, 21, of Harrow Crescent, Romford, and Bradley Wright, 28, of Bromley Road, Ardleigh, were charged with arson with intent after a Ford Focus was set alight in Weald Road on February 5.

Wright was also charged with dishonestly receiving stolen goods in Brentwood between January 30 and February 16; and dangerous driving, driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence, and driving without insurance on the A12 and A120 in Colchester on February 15.

Both appeared at Basildon Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday March 13 and were remanded in custody to appear at Basildon Crown Court on Wednesday 10 April.