A pub has its licence suspended following concerns about its links to alleged drug activity.

The White Horse pub at Old Road in Harlow was one of 18 addresses raided on Thursday October 8.

The operation resulted in 19 arrests and seven people so far have been charged with drugs-related offences.

Essex Police's licensing team applied to Harlow Council for a summary review of the pub's premises license.

The license was suspended with immediate effect until a full review hearing takes place on November 9.

The supervisor for the pub has also been removed with immediate effect.

Essex Police licensing officer Ronan McManus said: "The police investigation demonstrates a link between the pub and potential criminal activity and for these reasons, working with our partners, we took immediate action to call for a review of its license to sell alcohol."

Councillor Shannon Jezzard, chair of Harlow Council's licensing committee said: "Following last week's events, the police made an application to us on Monday afternoon for a summary review of the pub's licence.

"Due to the seriousness of the investigation, a licensing sub-committee had to meet within 48 hours to consider whether any immediate steps were required.

"The sub-committee, chaired by Councillor Nick Churchill, agreed to take immediate steps to remove the designated premises supervisor and suspend the premises licence with a full hearing to be held within 28 days."