A MAN has been arrested after a stolen moped was found.

Police officers from the Castle Point Local Policing Team were patrolling Canvey yesterday to ensure people were abiding by social distancing guidelines from the government.

A spokesman for the team said: "Whilst Pc Porter and Pc Lightfoot were on patrol making sure everyone's travel was essential and social distancing was being adhered to this evening, they came across a male on a stolen moped.

"Just to clarify this is not essential travel and the male was swiftly arrested on suspicion of Theft of motor vehicle, he is currently on route to one of our custody suites."