A SEX offender has been arrested in Southend.

The Southend Town Centre Policing Team made the arrest today after the offender was wanted for several months.

A spokesman for the team said: "Thanks to some amazing diligence by Officer CS4 (from our partners the Community Safety Team, Southend Borough Council) an outstanding sex-offender was identified to officers from the Town Centre Team, allowing them to locate and arrest him.

"This is a great example of the partnership work that goes on every day with our partners, and on this occasion a sex offender that's been outstanding since September has been apprehended."