A man has been charged with a number of offences following reports of robberies in Southend on June 11.

Kye Lewis, 20, of no fixed address, has been charged with driving a motor vehicle dangerously, driving without insurance, possession of an imitation firearm and receiving stolen goods.

He will appear at Southend Magistrates' Court today, June 13.

A 23-year-old man, arrested yesterday on suspicion of possession of firearms with intent, two counts of robbery and theft of a bicycle, remains in custody.