ARMED police responded to reports of a gun-toting cyclist in Blacon this morning (Wednesday, September 12).

Two men were said to have been riding along Saughall Road with one believed to be carrying a firearm.

A spokesman for Cheshire Police said: "Armed officers were deployed to the scene as a precaution and a thorough search was made of the area to locate the two men.

"Following the extensive search there was no trace of the men and police have received no further reports."