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Article by Ellis Whitehouse: A raid was carried out at a house in Billericay overnight.

Residents reported seeing multiple police cars and armed units in Valley Road at around 1am this morning.

Police remain at the scene today whilst forensic teams carry out an investigation of the property, after a warrant was executed. A man has since been arrested.

A spokesman for Essex Police said:

“We are currently at an address on Valley Road, Billericay, after a warrant was executed at the property during the early hours of this morning, Wednesday, March 20. A man in his 20s has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent.”

One Billericay resident, who lives near the scene, said there was a huge amount of activity on the road shortly after 1am. He said:

“All of the commotion woke me up, there was lots of police shouting. There were loads of police officer and cars in the road, I’m pretty sure there were guns involved. The police also had a drone in the air while the raid was happening. It was at a house in Valley Road, at the bottom of Chantry Way. I don’t think the man who property it is was on scene at the time, so he could be still at large. I was told there were drugs and firearms that were recovered. There was at least six police cars and one dog unit. Later on in the day a forensic team arrived and were there for most of the day.”

Article by The Echo

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