Essex

Men bailed over thefts from HMS London

Two men arrested in connection with the theft of items from a historic wreck in the Thames Estuary have been released on bail.

The men were arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of stealing a cannon and other items from the remains of the warship HMS London.

The ship exploded and sank off Southend, Essex, in 1665.

One man, 44, was arrested in Dover, Kent, and the second man, 54, was arrested at a marina in Gravesend.

Police officers from Essex and Kent working with officials from English Heritage and the Receiver of Wreck have been involved in the investigation.

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