A large amount of cannabis plants has been seized after police uncovered an operation in a Basildon warehouse.

The find was made by officers yesterday at an unknown warehouse in the Basildon area.

PC Si Bailey shared some shocking images of the find which revealed a large volume of cannabis plants and a grow operation with fans and lighting.

PC Bailey said: "Colleagues and I did a spot of gardening after some large plants were found in a warehouse in Basildon.

"To the owner, we have your plants in a safe place.

"If you would like them back, please come and talk to us at Basildon police station."

If you have information about this investigation, contact Essex Police on 101.