Two men have been charged after hundreds of pounds worth of stock was stolen from Tates garden centres in Sussex.

On February 13 weed killer to a value of around £450 was stolen from Mayberry Garden Centre in Old Shoreham Road, Portslade.

On February 24, another theft was reported from Old Barn Garden Centre in Worthing Road, Dial Post, near Horsham with the goods taken worth around £1,900.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “Investigations were launched alongside the business and neighbouring forces, and on Friday, March 1, two men were arrested.

Peter Goodall, 45, of Slagrove Place in Lewisham, and Donald Mitchell, 57, of Riddons Road in Lewisham, have now been charged with two counts of shoplifting each.

Both have been remanded in custody to appear before Maidstone Magistrates' Court on Monday, March 4.