THE police helicopter was scrambled to the Owton Manor area of Hartlepool to a report of poachers at a farm.
But after a 10-minute search of the area the helicopter was stood down from the incident after no one was found.
The incident was reported by a member of the public around 6.30pm on Monday.
A Cleveland Police spokesman said: “We had a report of some poachers on a field on a farm in that area. “The helicopter has been up looking for them. “But we have had no further reports and nobody found.”