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A man is to appear in court today charged with car theft and possession of drugs.

Jamie Johnson, of Orchard Close, Chingford, faces four charges relating to an incident on April 14.

The 23-year-old is accused of stealing a BMW 1 series and driving it without insurance in Benfleet, Essex.

He is also alleged to have been in possession of a quantity of cannabis.

Along with one other he will appear at Southend Magistrates’ Court today.