POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a taxi driver was robbed of hundreds of pounds in cash.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of robbing the taxi driver after the incident took place yesterday evening.

The 45-year-old victim was robbed of hundreds of pounds in Oak Road North, Hadleigh, at about 9.30pm.

A 29-year-old man from Rainham was arrested on suspicion of robbery and possession of drugs. He is currently in custody for questioning.

Witnesses and anyone with information are asked to contact Southend CID on 101 quoting reference 42/4000/19.

Alternatively, contact the Crimestoppers charity 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org