Six men have been charged after numerous horseboxes and trailers were stolen from addresses in rural Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

William Harris, aged 27, of Farnham Road, Petersfield in Hampshire, and James Maughan, aged 62, of Middle Ground in Wheatley are among those charged with one count of conspiracy to steal by postal requisition on Tuesday.

Sami Nafa, aged 32, of Kew Bridge Road in Brentford and Ameet Saroay, aged 43, of Florence Road in Southall are also charged.

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And William Stokes Jr, aged 25, and William Stokes Sr, 48, both of Nine Mile Ride, Wokingham have also been charged on the same count. 

Stokes Jr was also charged with three counts of receiving stolen goods and Stokes Sr was charged with two counts of receiving stolen goods.

Harris was also charged with one count of receiving stolen goods.

Police from Thames Valley Police Rural Crime Taskforce said the charges relate to the theft of several trailers and horseboxes from addresses in North Newington in Oxfordshire, Haddenham, Westbury, Turweston and Radnage in Buckinghamshire, as well as Oxhill in Warwickshire and Bardney in Lincolnshire.

These are alleged to have taken place sometime between September 3, 2021 and November 25, 2021.

The defendants, except Maughan, were arrested between November 24, 2021 and December 22, 2021.

They are due to appear at Slough Magistrates’ Court on January 23, Thames Valley Police said in a statement.