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Article by Tommy Wathen: A man has been arrested in Billericay after armed police were spotted surrounding a residential property on Friday (July 13) morning.

Police carried out an arrest warrant at an address in Crays Hill, Billericay, at around 6.25am, with armed officers and dog units attending the scene.

A 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and cultivation of cannabis.

He has been taken to an East London police station.

A picture was uploaded to social media on Friday morning showing three police cars parked outside a residential address with a number of armed officers aiming guns at the property.

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The image has since been deleted from social media.

Enquiries continue into this incident.

Article by Tommy Wathen, EssexLive

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