Essex police officer arrested on suspicion of sex offence

A SENIOR Essex police officer has been arrested on suspicion of committing a sex offence.

Essex Police confirmed the arrest but refused to reveal the identity of the suspect or whether the alleged offence involved a minor.

The officer was suspended in May.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "I can confirm the man is a police officer and the officer has been suspended from his post pending the outcome of the investigation."

He is due to answer bail in mid June.

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