Police searching a graveyard after reports of a sexual assault say no offence took place at the scene.

A cordon was in place around a church yard in London Road, Rayleigh on Friday morning.

A spokesman We were called at around 3am on Friday 28 June in relation to alleged sex offence on land off London Road, Rayleigh.

"Our officers received an account from a woman and they have reviewed local CCTV.

"Today, Sunday 30 June, we have spoken again to the informant who has confirmed no offences took place at this location. Enquiries are ongoing."