Officers hunting for Tilbury man James 'Jimmy' Gray have arrested a man in his 20s on suspicion of assisting an offender.
The 24-year-old man from Tilbury was arrested yesterday, February 21, and has been released on police bail until April 24 pending further enquiries.
Essex Police is continuing the search for Gray who is wanted for eight separate offences including theft and assault.
He was last known to be living in Elgar Gardens, Tilbury.
Detectives believe someone in the community knows where he is.
Anyone with information can call officers at Grays on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.