DETECTIVES have arrested a man on suspicion of carrying out a spate of raids across Colchester. 

The 23-year-old was detained by police in Purcell Close, off Avon Way, this morning. 

He remains in custody for questioning.

The offences relate to a number of burglaries, including two in which the victims were tied up while their homes were raided. 

An Essex Police spokesman said: "A man has been arrested following a spate of burglaries in Colchester between March and August this year. 

"The 23-year-old from Colchester was arrested this morning on suspicion of burglary offences including aggravated burglaries."


Neighbours say more than six police cars arrived outside the three-storey home from early this morning.


At its height, there were nine police cars, including two forensic vans are at the scene and officers appeared to enter the property as a group at about 1.15pm.