A MAN in connection to an illegal New Year's Eve rave in an abandoned church is now being questioned by police.

A 28-year-old man from Brentwood has been arrested this afternoon (Wednesday, January 6), on suspicion of burglary.

He remains in custody for questioning.

The suspected incident happened at All Saints Church in East Horndon on New Year’s Eve.

Hundreds of people attended an unauthorised music event at the church in breach of the Government’s Covid-19 regulations.

A 33-year-old man from Brentwood was arrested last night on suspicion of burglary and remains in custody for questioning.

A 32-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man were arrested on Monday, January 4 on suspicion of burglary, money laundering, and cannabis cultivation.

They have since been released under investigation and our enquiries are continuing.