Six people have been arrested after a man was threatened with a knife during a burglary.

The incident happened at an address in Walnut End, Southminster, yesterday, Monday, March 12, at around 3.55pm.

Three men, one armed with a knife, entered the address and threatened a man inside before taking a mobile phone and BB gun and leaving.

Six people were later arrested at Soutminster Railway Station at around 4.40pm.

A 14-year-old boy from Althorne, a 17-year-old girl from Romford, a 17-year-old boy from London, a 19-year-old man from Southminster, and a 22-year-old man from Mayland have all been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary.

A 20-year-old man from Mayland has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary and possession of Class B or C drugs.

All six are in custody this morning.

If you have any information about the incident please call 101 quoting the crime reference number 42/34034/18 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.