TWO men arrested in East Lancashire over suspected burglaries causing losses of more than £1million have been charged by police.

Brian Thexton, 43 and Ronald Thexton, 35, were arrested on Thursday in the Gisburn area, police revealed earlier.

Thexton, 43, of White Lund Road, Morecambe, and Ronald Thexton, 35, of Park Road, Bishop Auckland, were both charged with conspiring to steal from another and conspiring to commit a burglary with intent to steal.

Police say the charges relate to a series of alleged thefts and burglaries, said to have been carried out across North Lancashire and Northern England.

The pair were due to appear before a Saturday remand court at Preston.