Two Amherst men have been charged with child pornography offences, say police.

A 56-year-old man has been charged with possession and making available child pornography, and a 20-year-old man has been charged with possession of child pornography.

Both men were released on conditions and are scheduled to appear in Amherst provincial court on May 14.

The RCMP Internet Child Exploitation Unit, with help from other police departments and units, executed two search warrants in the Amherst area on Thursday, police said.