TWO Burton men have appeared in court after being arrested following a major police operation.
Jason Hobson, 31, of Vancouver Drive, Burton, and Ricky Cudworth, 29, of Festival Road, in Branston, were both charged with going equipped for theft following an incident in Burton.
The pair appeared before magistrates in Cannock yesterday and were bailed to reappear at magistrates in Burton on Thursday.
Another man, Thomas Jennens, was charged with two counts of burglary and theft and two counts of theft of motor vehicle following incidents in Tamworth.
The other seven people arrested – six men and one woman – have all been bailed, pending further inquiries, to dates in April and May.
The arrests came during an operation on Friday, which saw 30 officers from Staffordshire Police target homes across the county following allegations of burglary related crime.