TWO people arrested after more than 70 cannabis plants were found during a raid on a property in Clacton have been released under investigation.

Officers from Clacton Police Station executed a warrant at a property in Burrs Road on Tuesday morning.

They found 71 cannabis plants being grown in two rooms at the property.

A 29-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman, both from Clacton, were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the production of cannabis, abstracting electricity and possession of Class A drugs.

Both have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “All of the cannabis plants were seized to be destroyed and UK Power Networks attended the address to make the electricity supply safe.”

Anyone with concerns about drug dealing or suspected cannabis cultivation is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.