Police have charged a group of men with conspiracy to steal cars after a police operation.   

The man aged between 21 and 44 years old are accused of stealing over 50 vehicles worth £600,000, namely Ford Transits or Ford Fiestas, between January and December of last year.

Essex Police uncovered some of the vehicles at a deposition site in Chase Farm, North Weald as part of an operation covering large parts of Essex and east London.

In total, eight men have been charged with conspiracy to steal with six of the suspects being arrested on April 28, including 28 year-old Aaron Moule, of Springfield Gardens in Woodford Green. 

Three other men from Harlow - Steven Smithson, 44, George Smithson, 21, of Copper Beach, and Danny Gumble, of Copshall Close, have all been bailed to appear at Basildon Crown Court on July 28.

Danny Johnson, 26, of Coombes Road in Dagenham, and Ricky Steed, 21, of Lindisfarne Road in Dagenham, were among the six arrested last month. 

In the last 48 hours, police have charged Lee Morris, 36, of Seven Sisters Road in Haringey, and Iain Sellers, 25, of Willoughby Drive, Rainham, with conspiracy to steal.

Morris will appear before Magistrates in Basildon on May 22 and Sellers on May 29.