POLICE officers have confirmed they are investigating a 'serious incident' in Colchester but will not be issuing an official statement at this time.

Speculation is continuing to mount after a crime scene cordon was put in place at a property in Laing Road earlier today.

Residents have reported seeing hordes of police officers going door-to-door and meticulously searching bins and drains.

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Forensic officers have also been spotted entering a home and a crime scene cordon is in place. 

After being approached by the Gazette, Essex Police confirmed officers were investigating a 'serious incident' at the property.

They also said, however, they would not yet be issuing an official statement.