Threats were made to harm a man at a Canvey petrol station, sparking an investigation and appeal for information from the public.

Officers attended the incident at the Esso petrol station in Somnes Avenue on the island yesterday afternoon.

The force is now appealing for witnesses to come forward and speak with police.


A spokesman for Essex Police said: "We were called to reports of a disturbance in Somnes Avenue, Canvey Island at 2.55pm on Tuesday 2 August. It was reported threats had been made to harm a man in his 40s.

"Enquiries are ongoing. If you have any information, CCTV, doorbell or dash cam footage in relation to this incident, then please get in contact with us. Please quote the crime reference number 42/203278/22.

"You can let us know by submitting a report on our website or by using our online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

"Visit to find out more about our website reporting services. Alternatively you can call us on 101. In an emergency always call 999.

"If you would like to make an anonymous report you can contact independent charity @Crimestoppers, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111."