A GROUP of children as young as 10 years old were reportedly waving a knife on a bus in Canford Heath.

Police were called to the Adastral Square stop and carried out a search of the area but could not find the group.

The incident was posted on a Facebook community group, Spotted Canford Heath.

A spokesperson said: "At 7.49pm on Thursday, we received a third-hand report relating to a group of children, aged between 10 and 14, who were said to be in possession of knives in Adastral Square in Poole.

"Officers attended and carried out a thorough search of the area but there was no trace of the group. We received no direct reports from anyone who had seen knives or received any threatens from the group. There were no reports of any injuries.

"Officers continue to work closely with the local authority and other partner agencies to tackle anti-social behaviour issues in the Canford Heath area.

"Officers from the local neighbourhood policing team carry out intelligence-led high-visibility patrols in known ASB hotspot areas and collate evidence against regular offenders with a view to bringing them to justice.

"In the longer term, we are also looking at ways we can speed up the justice process for those involved so we are able to resolve ongoing issues quicker.

"To report anti-social behaviour to police visit www.dorset.police.uk, email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or call 101. For more information about who to contact about non-emergency issues in your community, visit Ask NED, the non-emergency directory at www.dorset.police.uk/contact-us/ask-ned-how-can-we-help/."