A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of child cruelty following a public appeal by police.

Essex Police issued an appeal yesterday afternoon to find Ben Atthis who was wanted in connection with reported child cruelty involving neglect and assault.

A 31-year-old man has been arrested this morning following the appeal, and remains in custody.

A police spokesman said: "We believe your support, shares and retweets had a direct impact so we thank you for all your help."