ARMED police descended on a south Essex street after reports of armed men fighting with weapons.

Officers were called to Argent Street in Grays at around 7pm yesterday following the reports of a disturbance.

Witnesses reported a group of men fighting armed with weapons. Armed officers were deployed following claims of a firearm being seen. 

The group were located on Thames Road and a man was found with minor injuries.

A weapon, believed to be an air pistol was discovered and seized by officers. 

A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and remains in custody.

An Essex Police spokesman said: "Anyone who witnessed anything which could assist with this investigation, is asked to contact us quoting incident number 1133 of 17 June.

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