Police were called to St Neots at lunchtime today (Monday) after reports of a man with a machete in Naseby Gardens.

Officers conducted a thorough search of the area and reassurance patrols attended, but nothing was found.

Longsands Academy has been on Lockdown for much of the afternoon and parents were notified of the school's action via social media. The school updated parents on its website and advised people to stay away as the pupils were safe.

The school confirmed at 14.40pm that Lockdown had been lifted and pupils were back in lessons.