A man has been charged with firearm offences after officers made an arrest in Clacton this morning.

Samuel Hockley, 20, of Dudley Road, Clacton, is due to appear at Colchester Magistrates’ Court on December 17 charged with possession of an imitation firearm in a public place.

Officers from the Operational Support Group arrested a man at around 12.50pm this morning in St Oysth Road.

The imitation firearm has been seized.