Essex Police passing out parade interrupted by hundreds of bees

A swarm of hundreds of bees at Essex Police HQ in Chelmsford Credit: ITV News Anglia

Hundreds of insects created a bit of a buzz around the passing out parade for Essex police force's new recruits.

The event marked the largest intake of new officers ever for Essex Police as they welcomed 73 new officers to the force.

But they were only part way through the ceremony in Chelmsford when they had to get to work - the swarm of bees around a chair was so big that the new trainees has to cordon off the area to keep the public safe.

New recruits cordoning off the area Credit: ITV News Anglia
The chair had to be cordoned off by the new recruits Credit: ITV News Anglia