Three people have been charged with a number of offences by Westminster detectives investigating a series of moped-enabled thefts.

Jack Marsh, 21, of Canalside Square N1, Jack Burt, 22, of Britannia Row N1, and a 17-year-old youth, from Islington, were each charged with six counts of theft in the early hours of Wednesday (January 3).

Marsh and Burt were remanded in custody to appear at Southwark Crown Court at a date to be determined.

The 17-year-old youth from Islington, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will appear at court later this month.

In November last year Westminster suffered three smash-and-grabs by moped gangs within little more than 24 hours.

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Thieves targeted a technology store and clothing shop on November 13 and 14.

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