Essex Police cars were seen investigating an incident on Pump Lane earlier this evening.
Two marked cars were parked adjacent to Cornflower Drive, while an additional unmarked police car was present.
Numerous Police officers were at the scene where one man was held. While two members of the County’s Dog Squad were patrolling the ‘Flower estate’ doing further door-to-door enquiries along Corflower Drive.
A helicopter has since been heard hovering across Springfield although it is unknown whether this connected to the incident.
This move from Essex Police comes a day after the force made early morning arrest attempts in Springfield, Baddow and Chelmer Village as part of Operation Overwatch – the County’s crackdown on drugs.
The exact nature of the police operation is not currently known.