TWO men were arrested after trying to entice two teenage girls in to their van.

The girls, aged 15 and 16 years were walking in Rectory Road in Pitsea on February 18 when a white van pulled up and the men inside tried to persuade them to get in.

The girls called police who searched the area.

Two men were arrested for public order offences.

They have been bailed until March 13.