POLICE have arrested three men suspected of stripping down stolen vehicles in a "chop shop".

Essex Roads Policing revealed it had targeted the "chop shop" in which two cars were being taken apart after being stolen less than 12 hours ago.

The exact location has not been revealed, but the "chop shop" was in Thurrock. 

Officers say numerous car parts were located and it was now down to the Essex Stolen Vehicle Intelligence Unit to investigate further.