A suspect is in custody after anarmed gunman went into a Canvey business and threatened someone inside.

The 31 year-old-man from Pitsea was arrested on suspicion of robbery and possession of firearms offences, after it was reported a man went into a business armed in Arjan Way around 3.20pm on Thursday, February 21.

Police are now appealing for information.

If you saw or heard anything, have any CCTV or dash cam footage, or any other information, please call Essex Police on 101 quoting the crime reference number 42/28447/19.