POLICE have outlined all the crimes and incidents officers from across the Braintree district dealt with last month.

In August, Essex Police officers helped out at hundreds of different incidents.

A police spokesman said: “We helped to find 43 people who were reported missing and helped them to get the support they needed.

“Our officers stopped and searched 215 people within our district to make sure they weren’t carrying anything which could cause harm to themselves or someone else.

“We investigated 266 reports of domestic violence incidents and made sure victims were given help, support and advice, putting them in contact with relevant organisations where appropriate.

“We responded to 75 mental health related incidents and worked with local partners to help those concerned get the help and support they needed.

“We investigated 155 reports of antisocial behaviour having listened to local communities about the things which were causing them concern.

“We solved 92 crimes, ensuring those intent on committing crime are held accountable for their actions.

“We have submitted 511 pieces of intelligence which assists us in targeting criminal activity in our community.

“Lastly, we have attended 56 road traffic collisions, helping to keep our roads moving and those involved safe.”