A drone and police dogs were used in a hunt for a knife-wielding man near a primary school.

Armed police officers were called to Jubilee Park in Willoughby Way in Rackheath at around 10pm on Thursday following reports that a man had been approached by another man who was carrying a knife. 

Eyewitnesses said several police cars were parked outside Rackheath Primary School, also in Willoughby Way.

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A thorough search was carried out in the area using the police drone and dogs.

No suspect was identified, no knife was found and the informant did not suffer any injuries.

A police spokeswoman said all lines of enquiry have been exhausted and the case has been closed.