A cannabis factory has been found in a Southend industrial unit.

Officers carried out a warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act at the premises in Grainger Road Industrial Estate this morning.

It has not yet been established how many plants are in the premises.

Two men aged 25 and 52, both of no fixed address, were arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis. They are currently in custody for questioning.

Anyone with information about this cannabis factory, or concerns about drug dealing and production elsewhere, is asked to call 101 or report online at www.essex.police.uk/do-it-online

You can also contact the Crimestoppers charity 100 anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org