A MAN has been charged with stealing a £300 electric bike as well as an electric scooter from Yate train station. 

James Branston, aged 37, is charged with two counts of theft following a hearing at Bristol Magistrates Court on November 28.

It is alleged Branston, now of HMP Bristol, Cambridge Road, Bishopston, Bristol, stole an electric bike worth £300 from the train station on November 8 last year. 

On the same day, it is alleged he also stole an electric scooter. 

No pleas were heard. 

Another hearing will take place next Wednesday, December 20.