HUNDREDS of cannabis plants have been found at an address in Braintree.

Officers were spotted outside a property in Cressing Road, near to the Orange Tree pub, yesterday morning.

At least three police cars were said to be parked up outside.

A spokesman for Essex Police has confirmed the officers have been part of an operation which has seen a large haul of cannabis plants seized.

He added: "We have found more than 800 cannabis plants after attending an address in Cressing Road, Braintree, at around 10pm on Monday, September 21.

"We are seizing the plants and we are carrying out our enquiries.

"No arrests have been made."

Anyone with information should call Braintree Police Station on 101.