Two men have been charged after a police probe into a string of burglaries at banks earlier this year.

Officers arrested the two men, both aged in their 40s, on Friday (February 9) in South Tottenham.

It comes after seven overnight burglaries at banks across north and east London between January 10 and February 4.

The branches were in the boroughs of Waltham Forest, Haringey and Enfield, as well as in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire. On six occasions, the suspects were able to make off with cash.

The overnight burglary of a restaurant in Hoe Street, Walthamstow, at the start of this month has also been connected to the thefts.

The arrests were carried out after officers linked a car, which had been fitted with different cloned number plates, to the burglaries.

A sledgehammer and other tools were recovered from the car.

Both men were charged on Saturday (February 10) with conspiracy to burgle and theft offences.

They will appear in custody at Snaresbrook Crown Court on March 8.