A large emergency services response was sparked in a Suffolk town after reports of a person in a river. 

Firefighters from as far as Woodbridge and Princes Street in Ipswich were called to St Mary's Close in Mildenhall at about 7.20pm on Saturday. 

According to Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service, it followed reports of a person in the river. 

"Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service launched an extensive search of the area, including using a drone, with the assistance of multiple agencies," a statement from the authority said. 

"No one has been found in the river and, in the absence of any fresh information relating to a missing person, the incident has now been closed."