UPDATE: Police search for two men believed to have been carrying knives (From Braintree and Witham Times)
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UPDATE: Police search for two men believed to have been carrying knives
Updated 6:08pm Wednesday 9th July 2014 in News
Police have carried out a widespread search following reports that two men were carrying knives.
The force helicopter assisted with a search after a call came in shortly before 5pm.
An Essex Police spokesman said: "Police were contacted following reports that two men were in possession of knives in Rayne Road, Braintree.
"Officers attended the scene and carried out a search of the area with the assistance of the helicopter.
"Following a series of stop and search checks on a handful of people, including two men at Witham train station, no-one was found to be in possession of any knives."