A MAN has been arrested on Canvey for a robbery on the other side of Essex.

The Castle Point Town Centre Police Team arrested the man on suspicion on robbery, attempted theft and assault on the island yesterday.

The arrest was in connection to offences that took place in Colchester.

He remains in custody for questioning.

A team spokesman said: "These offences were committed in Colchester, on the other side of the county, so it was quite the surprise to find the suspect in Canvey.

"It just goes to show that there is no place for criminals to hide in Essex."