A cannabis farm was discovered at a home – after police were called to reports of a burglary.

Officers were called to the home in Furtherwick Road, Canvey at around 3.30am on Friday morning and found the large number of cannabis plants.

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A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis and the cannabis plants were seized by the police.

A police cordon was put in place surrounding the property throughout the morning.

Witness said police officers were spotted in an upstairs room investigating the incident.