Police are investigating an allegation of fraud on Canvey after a victim reported cash was taken from their bank account without their knowledge.

It was initially reported a victim had been forced to withdraw money from a cash point on the island on Halloween morning. However, as police continue investigating, that isn't what is believed to have taken place.

It is instead alleged money was withdrawn from a victim's bank account without their knowledge.

Essex Police says its enquiries are ongoing into the incident.


An Essex Police spokesman commented: "We received a call at around 9.35am on 31 October reporting an allegation of fraud in Canvey.

"It relates to allegations that money was withdrawn from the victim’s bank account without their knowledge.

"If you have any information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to this incident, then please get in contact with us.

"Our enquiries are ongoing."