A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempting a violent break-in to a property.
Police were called shortly before 10am today following reports a man was attempting to break into a home in Plains Field, Braintree.
An Essex Police spokesman said: “Officers arrived at the scene and spoke to the victim before travelling a short distance where they found the suspect.”
The search for the suspect took place with help from the police helicopter.
A 30-year-old man from the Colchester area has been arrested on suspicion of committing violence to secure entry.
He is being questioned by detectives at Braintree police station.