Braintree and Witham residents will get to find out about policing in their area during a public meeting.

Essex's Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Robert Hirst is to host the virtual meeting alongside his deputy, Jane Gardener.

The event will be broadcast live on the Essex Police - Braintree Facebook page to comply with social distancing regulations.

Braintree district commander Chief Insp Janette Rawlingson will also be present and providing an update on policing in the region.

Members of the public will be unable to attend in person but can participate online.

The meeting will take place between 7pm and 8pm tonight.

To find out more information or to submit a question, email