A SIDCUP man has been charged with stealing a Rolex watch worth £2,600 from a shop in Gravesend.

Samuel Wells, aged 23, of Granville Road, was arrested and charged last Wednesday (November 21) in connection with the theft on October 18.

The watch was stolen from Blackwell Pawnbrokers, in Gravesend High Street.

Wells was arrested after automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras were activated in Dartford.

He has been bailed until December 20 when he will appear before Dartford Magistrates Court.