Thousands of pounds, drugs and weapons were seized during a dramatic police raid.

Officers smashed into the home in Woodburn Close, Benfleet on Saturday and found the items.

Images show the cash found and the front door that was broken into by the officers.

The Essex Police Operational Support Team shared the images online and says weapons were found in the raid.

An Essex Police spokesman said: "Officers carried out a warrant at an address in Woodburn Close, Benfleet on 22 January. Drugs and a four-figure sum of cash were seized.

"A 21 year-old man from Benfleet was later arrested on suspicion of possession of Class A drugs and has since been released under investigation."