A MACHETE tip-off saw armed police swoop on flats in Liden.

Wiltshire Police said officers were called at around 6.20pm on Thursday to reports of criminal damage at a home in Briarswood Court.

A force spokeswoman said: "The caller disclosed that the offender was believed to have been carrying a machete. Due to the nature of the report, armed response officers attended the scene and a search was carried out."

Enquiries were ongoing, she added. The incident is said to be drugs-related.

Anyone with information is asked to call Wiltshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.