A POLICE dog unit was called to Shoebury following reports about a car full of hooligans.

Officers surrounded a maroon Ford Fiesta at the junction of West Road and St Andrews Road which was later taken away by a recovery vehicle.

A police helicopter circled overhead from about 11am but there was no trace of the three people who had been inside the car.

They had received reports that the trio had been drinking alcohol and shouting abuse at residents.

The search for the suspects led police to a flat in Saxon Gardens where they were let in by a woman.

Inside they discovered several cannabis plants before arresting the 21-year-old on suspicion of cultivating the drug.

The woman, who is from Shoebury, is currently is police custody.