An Epping woman has scooped one of the top prizes at the Neighbourhood Watch Awards.

For the first time this year, gold, silver and bronze positions were announced at the ceremony which was hosted by Nick Alston, Essex Police and Crime Commissioner.

Tracey Graham, from Epping Forest, took home the silver award for her contributions to community safety.

Nick Alston commented at the event. "Police rely on local communities to help them with information and intelligence. This is one of the reasons why organisations like NHW are so important."