Police had to shut down an illegal rave.

Essex Police were called to Maldon Road, Bradwell-on-Sea at 6.30pm on Sunday evening (July 12) with reports of a large number of people gathering for a party.

There were also reports of anti-social behaviour and a large number of cars blocking Maldon Road.

Videos of the event were captured on Instragram but quickly taken down.

One resident, who wishes to remain anonymous said almost 250 people were at the party.

Essex Police said: "Officers attended and spoke to the organiser.

"They continued to monitor the situation and following continued reports from residents, we spoke to the organiser again at 10.15pm and asked people to leave.

"The party was finished by 10.30pm and officers remained in the area until everyone had left."