HUNDREDS of cannabis plants have been seized on Canvey earlier today.

Just under 700 cannabis plants were discovered during the drugs bust in a sophisticated set up in an industrial unit early this morning.

All of the plants and equipment have been seized and a police forensic team attended the scene.

Arrests are yet to be made but officers will be making enquiries in a bid to identify those involved.

Essex Police - Castle Point Facebook page, posted: "Our team are dedicated to disrupting the supply chain and bringing offenders to justice who continue to blight our communities and we encourage the public to report all suspicious activity, however small they think the intelligence is, sometimes it’s just the information we need to secure a warrant.

"You can report via 101, online via our website or by reporting directly to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."