A MAN has been charged with stealing goods from two supermarkets in Shoebury.

David Commons, 30, of Anson Chase, Shoebury, was arrested on December 21 and charged with two counts of theft from Asda in North Shoebury Road, Shoebury, on September 26 and November 11, and one count of theft from Tesco Express in The Broadway, Thorpe Bay, on November 26.

Commons is due to appear at Southend Magistrates’ Court on January 21 for a plea and trial preparation hearing.