A LARGE cordon is in place with forensics at the scene of a "serious incident" at Shoebury Garrison this morning.

Police officers are carrying out an investigation with Chapel Road and Horseshoe Crescent closed while this takes place. 

Echo: The large police cordon in placeThe large police cordon in place (Image: Newsquest)

Photos from the scene show police tape surrounding a large area, with police cars, vans, and forensics at the scene. 

Essex Police is yet to confirm what they are investigating and have just stated it is a "serious incident", reassuring the community that it is "isolated".

Echo: A police van on the sceneA police van on the scene (Image: Newsquest)

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "Our officers are currently at the scene of a serious incident in Shoebury. 

"While they carry out their investigations there is a cordon in place and some roads are closed to motorists and pedestrians.

Echo: Forensics arriving this morningForensics arriving this morning (Image: Newsquest)

"The roads affected are Chapel Road and Horseshoe Crescent.

"We know this will be concerning, but we would like to reassure the local community that we believe this is an isolated incident.

Echo: The cordon covers a large area at Shoebury GarrisonThe cordon covers a large area at Shoebury Garrison (Image: Newsquest)

"We thank you for your patience and we will update you as soon as we are able."