TWO Somerset men have appeared in court after being charged with conspiracy to steal.

Harry Hollowell, 23, of Henstridge, Templecombe, and Vincent Bruce, 21, of Bearley Lane, in Yeovil had been arrested and issued with a court summons.

It came after police from Avon and Somerset’s Rural Affairs Unit, Operation Remedy, and Operational Support Team recovered stolen property while searching a premises under warrant in Somerset in October 2020.

Various items of plant machinery, farm and highways equipment were recovered at a farm site near Sparkford on Friday, October 16, which were identified as stolen from locations across the country.

The pair attended Yeovil Magistrates Court for an initial hearing last Wednesday (July 14) and will appear at Taunton Crown Court on August 16.