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Officers investigating an aggravated burglary in Benfleet have made an arrest and continue to appeal for witnesses to come forward.
We were called shortly before 7.10pm on Friday 27 October, to reports of an ongoing incident at an address in Kimberley Road, Benfleet.
It was reported three men entered an address and assaulted an occupant.
Our officers were on the scene by 7.20pm, safeguarding the victim and carrying out enquiries to locate the suspects.
Later that night officers made an arrest.
A 38-year-old man, from Leigh-on-Sea, remains in custody and is being questioned on suspicion of aggravated burglary.
Our investigation into this incident is ongoing and we are continuing to appeal for information.
We need any witnesses, or anyone with information or dash cam footage which could assist our investigation, to come forward.
Please contact us quoting incident 995 of 27 October.
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