Police have announced nothing was found following searches at a woodland.

Cordons were set up in Hockley Woods yesterday after residents raised concerns of a crime taking place.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "Following concerns raised by a member of the public we have today, Sunday January 5, carried out a search of an area in Hockley Woods.

"The search was to determine whether any offences had been committed and was not linked to any ongoing investigation.

"We have now concluded our search efforts after nothing was found and are satisfied that there is no evidence of an offence having been committed."