Five men are appearing before a court in Chelmsford this morning following a major drugs bust in the county.

Keef McLeod, 35, of Bowfell Drive, Langdon Hills has been charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine along with Rruzhdi Tafhazi, of  Peterborough and three men from Dagenham - Daniel Clark, 38 Saimir Neziri, 30 and Kevin Cavin, 26.

A 27-year-old woman, from Basildon, was also arrested along with four other men from the capital, all of whom have been released on police bail while enquiries continue.