A missing woman has been taken to hospital after being found by police in a helicopter search in Dartford.

A disturbance on Dartford Heath at around 7pm last night caused nearby residents to report hearing a police helicopter and sirens in the area.

The woman, who had been reported missing, was eventually found by officers and taken to hospital "as a precaution".

A Kent Police spokesman confirmed: "Kent Police was called at 7.15pm on 10 July 2018 to a concern for the welfare of a woman reported missing in Dartford.

"Officers carried out a search of the local area, assisted by the police helicopter.

"The woman was found and taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution and has been passed into the care of medical professionals."