Man arrested over burglary and vehicle theft in South Ockendon

A man has been arrested and a stolen car recovered following a burglary in South Ockendon.

A Ford Fiesta was taken from an address in Gatehope Drive between 10.45pm on Thursday September 28 and 5.30am on Friday September 29.

Shortly after 9.25pm on Sunday October 1, officers identified the car as it was being driven along Manor Way in Corringham.

They managed to bring the vehicle to a stop and arrested a.21 year-old man from Grays on suspicion of burglary and theft of a motor vehicle.

The investigation into the burglary is ongoing and anyone with information can lsubmit a report on the website www.essex.police.uk/digital101 or usse the online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

Alternatively you can call 101.

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.

Please quote the crime reference number 42/174449/23.