Police have confirmed that they also retrieved a stolen bike in Thursday’s successful vehicle spot checks in Canvey.

Sergeant Mark McQuade said: “We found a Scrambler bike with little identification, hidden in a bin area of Wrackall court, Gafzelle drive, Canvey.

“The bike is a black and red, we believe the bike was stolen from Thorney Bay Caravan park in August and we are attempting to find the owner.

“With the on-going issues around motorbikes linked to anti social behaviour on Canvey, the community policing team are always on the hunt and look out for offenders and locations to find bikes and their riders with a view to disrupt their efforts to spoil the area for other road users and walkers alike.”