Two 14-year-old boys have been charged with multiple shoplifting offences in Eastleigh and Hedge End.

One of the teenagers, from Eastleigh, was arrested in High Street, West End.

He has since been charged with four shoplifting offences, all of which are alleged to have occurred on October 25 and 28 at Tesco Express in St Luke's Close, Hedge End, and the Co-op in Leigh Road, Eastleigh.

The other boy, also from Eastleigh, was arrested in Upper Market Street, Eastleigh. at 1.20pm on Monday November 13.

He has now been charged with three shoplifting offences, alleged to have occurred on October 25 and 28 at the same Tesco store and at Sainsbury's in Tollbar Way, Hedge End.

Both boys have been released on conditional bail and will appear before Southampton Youth Court on Monday, December 4.