AN UNEMPLOYED man from east London is due to appear in court later this month after he was charged with attempting to burgle a property in Stanford-le-Hope.

Tommy Birkett, 22, was arrested at his home in Dagenham on Sunday and subsequently charged in relation to an incident at a house on King Street, on Wednesday, April 30.

He was released on police bail prior to his appearance at Basildon Magistrates Court on Thursday, May 22.

Detectives are looking to identify and trace two other men in connection with the attempted break-in.