A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis in a bedroom and attic today.

Essex Police conducted a warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act at 9.30am, Thursday, July 4, in a home off Upshire Road, Waltham Abbey.

Officers soon located a small grow in the empty property after receiving information from the public.

The 37-year-old was arrested a few hours later.

Epping Forest Constable PC Paul Harrison tweeted: “As a result of enquiries a person has been arrested on suspicion of the cultivation of cannabis and is awaiting interview. No other details are being provided at this time due to ongoing enquiries.”

If you have any information about drugs or other criminal activity in your area, please contact Essex Police or Crimestoppers UK so they can take action.