Police are still trying to find a suspect they chased through the streets of South Woodford into an area of Epping Forest.

Officers with dogs were seen in the area while police helicopters hovered over a patch of forest close to the junction of Woodford New Road and Chelmsford Road in South Woodford earlier this morning.

A spokesman for Redbridge police said: "Pursuit of a suspect began in Hillcrest Road shortly after 10am this morning."

He was not able to say why police were chasing the suspect and said enquiries are ongoing.

He added that a further statement would be issued shortly.