POLICE were out on the streets of Malvern last night with a helicopter overhead.

Residents reported seeing a number of officers in different areas of the town including Pickersleigh Road and Harbinger Avenue.

A police helicopter could also be heard overhead with residents reporting officers searching the nearby playing fields and asking if they had spotted anyone.

One resident said officers were searching Sling Lane and Hayslan Avenue playing fields.

They also said police dogs were involved.

The Malvern Gazette has contacted West Mercia Police for more information and is waiting for a response.