A RAP workshop at a school has been cancelled after concerns were raised by parents.

Gable Hall School, in Corringham, was set to hold the workshop on Hip Hop music, run by youth project organisation Breakin' Conventions.

25 students would have been involved in the workshop, but it has now been cancelled.

Parents had previously expressed concerns on social media in relation to the workshop.

Concerns over rap, and specifically drill rap, have gained prominence in the area, as police continue to battle ongoing problems with gang, C17.

C17 has been the subject of an order banning them from large parts of Thurrock.

Under the order they are banned from entering Grays town centre and park, Lakeside, Seabrooke Rise or Grays Beach Riverside Park.

They are also banned from making drill videos, wearing hoodies or face coverings, associating with C17 members on social media and, for some, being in the company of girls aged under 16. The gang members must also give Essex Police all details of their social media profiles.