EMERGENCY services rushed to a Braintree road after reports of a man with a knife. 

Essex Police were called to a reported aggravated burglary in Warren Road yesterday evening.

It followed reports of a man attempting to enter a property using a knife.

Officers were at the address 11 minutes after being called and five police crews searched the area before finding and detaining a suspect within half an hour of arriving at the scene.

A 45-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary and possession of an offensive weapon.

He remains in custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Nathan Hutchinson said: “Our officers moved quickly to make sure a suspect was identified as quickly as possible.

“This is an excellent result for public safety but could only be achieved thanks to the information provided by the public at the scene.

“We urge anyone with more information about this incident to come forward to help us with our further enquiries.”

Officers are looking for residents with information, CCTV or other footage in relation to this incident to get in contact.

Reports can be made using the Live Chat service, on 101 or through Crimestoppers anonymously.

Please quote incident 1424 of Thursday, July 13.