Police officers recovered, then re-wrapped a host of Christmas presents stolen during a burglary. 

During the early hours of Saturday police received reports of a break-in at a shed in the Chadwell St Mary area.

Officers attended and a 24-year-old man from Tilbury was arrested on suspicion of burglary.

He was later charged and is due to appear at Basildon Magistrates’ Court today.

A number of stolen items were recovered, which officers re-wrapped before returning them.