- 1 update
Police investigating a £1 million scam targeting elderly people in the Clacton area have made 16 arrests.
The inquiry led by the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate was launched in December and focused on reports of an organised crime gang taking advantage of elderly and vulnerable people.
Essex Police confirmed it had arrested 16 people. There are thought to have been 39 victims aged between 65 and 99.