ARMED police, together with a police helicopter and dogs, were called to a house in Sidcup today following reports of armed men trying to break in.

The incident took place in Woodlands Avenue just after noon.

Police were responding to reports that three men, armed with knives and a gun, were trying to get into the house.

But police failed to find the three men.

The occupant of the house, a woman in her 20s, was at home at the time, but fled to a neighbour's house, where police found her safe and well.

Detectives from Bexley CID are investigating the incident.