Live updates as armed police are dispatched to Colchester

Armed police have been dispatched to Colchester, sparking concern from local residents.

Armed officers from Essex Police are present on East Street, in Colchester and appear to be raiding a residential premises.

Multiple officers were seen aiming their guns at the door of a building, while others attempted to gain entry.

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Unmarked police cars appear to have blocked access to the roads although local residents appear to still be in the area.

EssexLive has contacted Essex Police for more information.

The blog below has will provide more details as more information becomes available.

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Essex Live – Colchester