A man and a teenage boy have been charged in connection with a ram-raid at a Co-op in Shoreham High Street.

Police were called to reports of an attempted break-in at the store around 1.30am yesterday morning (Tuesday, 1).

A 4×4 was used to ram-raid the premises and gain entry, causing significant damage, but nothing was reported stolen.

A number of police units were deployed, and two vehicles suspected of being involved in the incident were stopped on the M25 close to Leatherhead in Surrey.

Police said four of their vehicles were damaged during the incident, and an officer was left with minor arm injuries.

He was taken to East Surrey Hospital in Redhill for treatment.

A 17-year-old boy from Woking in Surrey, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with conspiracy to commit burglary with intent to steal, failing to stop when required by a police officer, failing to provide a specimen of blood for analysis, driving with no licence, driving with no insurance, aggravated vehicle taking and causing property damage.

George Jones, 26, of Rutland Close in Epsom, Surrey, has been charged with failing to stop when required by a police officer, conspiracy to commit burglary with intent to steal, dangerous driving, aggravated vehicle taking and causing injury by accident, driving while disqualified, driving with no insurance.

Officers are still appealing for witnesses to the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to report it online here, or call 101, quoting Operation Vote.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.