Front doors have been smashed down and three arrests were made as part of drugs raids across south Essex this morning.

Specialist Essex Police officers have raided three homes in Grays and Tilbury today, using "specialist methods" to gain entry to the addresses.

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of drug supply. They remain in custody.

Thurrock Gazette: One of the doors which police slashed in halfOne of the doors which police slashed in half (Image: Essex Police)

A spokesman for Essex Police's operational support group said: "This morning we executed three warrants in Grays and Tilbury.

"Three people were arrested on suspicion of drug supply and remain in custody.

"We use our specialist method of entry skills to rapidly enter addresses to catch criminals and prevent the loss of evidence."

This also comes as police have revealed they seized cash and guns after raiding an industrial unit in south Essex yesterday. 

A unit was searched by officers at Whitebridge Farm Industrial Estate, in London Road, Wickford.

A quantity of what is believed to be Class A, B and C drugs were discovered alongside a “significant amount of cash, a number of weapons, including a tonfa and an asp, and firearms”.