THREE teenagers have been arrested after drugs and two knives were found in a car parked outside a supermarket.

A 19-year-old man, an 18-year-old man, and a 17-year-old boy - all from Braintree - were arrested outside Sainsbury’s in Burnham Road, South Woodham Ferrers.

They were stopped by Essex Police's operational support group at around 8.20pm on Thursday, July 9.

Officers found cannabis and knives in the vehicle.

The three teenagers were questioned and then released under investigation on suspicion of possession with intent to supply cannabis, possession of a knife in a public place and possession of an offensive weapon.