POLICE have charged a man in connection with three vehicle thefts and false registration plates in Sussex.

Robert Thompson, of Church Road, Hove, was arrested by officers in Montpelier Road, Brighton on January 6.

The 35-year-old was initially released under investigation, then was further arrested and charged with fraudulent use of a vehicle registration mark and receiving stolen goods.

The charge for receiving stolen goods relates to three vehicle which were stolen between August 2020 and January 2021, and is part of an ongoing investigation into vehicle crime by the Specialist Enforcement Unit (SEU).

Thompson appeared before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on January 15 and was remanded on conditional bail to appear before Lewes Crown Court on February 14.

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