INVESTIGATING officers have made two arrests after police stormed a party in a church on New Years Eve. 

A 32-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man have both been arrested on suspicion of burglary, money laundering, and cannabis cultivation.

They have both been released under investigation.

The huge unlicensed event at the abandoned All Saints Church in East Horndon saw hundreds breach Covid rules and regulations, while police had objects thrown at them.

Three people were arrested on suspicion of public order and drugs offences in the days after the party.

Thousands of pounds has since been raised to help restore the building.


A spokesman from Essex Police, said: "Our enquiries are continuining.

"Anyone with information about these events are asked to contact us online at where you can also use the 'Live Chat' button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

"Alternatively, you can call 101.

"Information can also be given to independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or"