Police said no weapons were found after reports that men with knives were outside two mosques in Manchester.

Officers were alerted to a suspicious vehicle outside the Shahporan Mosque and Makki Masjid Islamic Centre, on Beresford Road, in Longsight Shortly before 11.40pm on Tuesday 14 May 2019.

Police said they were aware of a video circulating on social media that shows police responding to an incident outside a mosque.

Officers attended within minutes and located a vehicle matching this description.

Given the nature of the report officers spoke with the occupants and searched them and the vehicle. However, no weapons were found.

Chief Superintendent Wasim Chaudhry, of GMP’s City of Manchester division, said: “Rightly, a concerned member of the public made a report to police with the best intentions and I hope our quick response demonstrates just how seriously we take reports of this nature.

“Thankfully, we have established that in this instance no weapons are believed to have been used. However, I would like to reassure members of the public that we will not tolerate violent or intimidating behaviour on our streets and we will work tirelessly to support all our communities.

“Greater Manchester Police together with Manchester City Council will continue to provide increased reassurance around places of worship over the coming period as part of the multiagency work we are undertaking with our communities. I would urge anyone with any issues or concerns to please speak with officers who are there to offer support and guidance.”

Anyone with information or concerns should contact police on 101. Reports can also be made anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111