Police have arrested a suspected chocolate-loving thief following a short chase. 

Officers were out on patrol in Southend when they spotted a man they were looking for in connection with an investigation. 

After a short chase, they caught up with the man and arrested him. 

He was found in possession of a stash of Lindor chocolates, buscuits and coffee which police believe were all stolen. 


A spokesman added: "Enquiries to ascertain where they are from are ongoing.

"The 44-year-old man from Southend remains in custody for questioning."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.