FOUR men have been arrested after thousands of pounds of guns were stolen.

The weapons, costing £100,000, were taken from the back of a lorry parked on the Burnt Mills Industrial Estate at around 1am on Friday, April 18.

They were seen being loaded into a small, dark hatchback car which was driven away.

Armed officers arrested the men in Chadwell St Mary.

A 24-year-old man from Grays, 24-year-old man from the Grays area, 27-year-old man of no fixed address and a 33-year-old man from Grays are being questioned by detectives at a police station in Essex.