Man who had machete on train in Essex jailed
A man who had a 15in (38.1cm) machete on board a train has been jailed.
Gloire Pongo, 26, of Guildford Road, London, had the blade on a Greater Anglia service between Colchester and Witham in Essex on 20 January.
British Transport Police officers boarded the train after reports of a man waving a machete and found the weapon during a search.
He pleaded guilty to possessing a bladed article and was jailed for nine months at Chelmsford Crown Court.
British Transport Police said that a Taser was "drawn but not deployed" during Pongo's arrest.
The court heard Pongo had himself been the victim of a serious stabbing several years before.