A man has been summonsed to appear at court following an investigation into a courier fraud involving an 88-year-old woman in Maldon.

Asad Arshad, 19, of Ashbourne Avenue, Ilford, is due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on June 3, to answer a charge of fraud by false representation.

The court hearing follows our investigation with assistance from Action Fraud, the national fraud reporting centre.

Essex Police said: "We arrested a man on Thursday 9 January after we received a call about suspicious behaviour outside a woman’s home.

"The woman had reported to us that she had handed over a four-figure sum of cash after receiving a call from a man impersonating a police officer."