Three men are due to appear in court today accused of stealing scrap metal.  

Stefan Ham, 39 of no fixed abode, Vasile-dan Covaci, 33 of Lea Bridge Road in Leyton, and Alin Florin Horoge, 24 of Oliver Road in Leyton, are accused of stealing £196.00 worth of lead from a man identified as Mr Laurencin yesterday.

All three men were charged today with theft by finding and remanded in custody ahead of this afternoon's appearance at Thames Magistrates Court.