Essex

Man who had machete on train in Essex arrested

The 15in machete found by police Image copyright British Transport Police
Image caption Police found this machete on a train in Essex

A man who had a machete on board a train has been arrested.

Police said the 15in (38.1cm) blade was found on a man on a Greater Anglia service between Colchester and Witham in Essex on Sunday night.

British Transport Police officers boarded the train after reports and found the machete during a search. A Taser was "drawn but not deployed".

A man from London has been arrested on suspicion of two offences and remains in police custody.

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