HUNDREDS of cannabis plants have been found in Aveley.

Police executed a warrant at an address in Purfleet Road at around 7.50pm yesterday.

Officers from Grays Community and Local Policing Teams and the Operational Support Group found many hundreds of plants, which are at various stages of growth, and equipment.

Police remain at the scene where they are conducting further enquiries.

Anyone with information is asked to call Grays CPT on 101 quoting incident 1063 of 30/05 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.