DAWN drug raids have been carried out in Colchester.

Police raided three properties in Colchester yesterday morning.

Two raids were carried out on Hythe Hill and one on New Town Road.

A 21-year-old man from Colchester was arrested and charged with possession with intent to supply, possession of a Class B drug and possession of a Class A drug.

A 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession.

Both have been bailed to appear at Colchester Magistrates’ Court next month.

A 29-year-old woman from Colchester was issued with a police caution after admitting to possession of a Class B drug.