Essex Police officers have found three stolen Range Rovers hidden in a shipping container.

Officers from the stolen vehicle intelligence unit identified a shipping container "of interest" at a storage site in west Essex following intel received earlier this week from a stolen vehicle tracking company.

After some digging and unloading through the container the officers found what they were looking for.

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Inside were three stolen Range Rovers which, according to the force, are worth more than £170,000.

A spokesman for Essex Police stolen vehicle intelligence unit on Twitter said: "All now recovered with the assistance and hard work of one of our recovery teams, Boleyn Ltd.

"Owners will be notified in due course and investigations continue."

One of the Range Rovers was stolen from the Surrey area and the others were from the Thames Valley area.