A MAN has been arrested after a machete was seen on a Greater Anglia train at Colchester.

After reports were made by members of the public who had seen the large knife, British Transport Police officers boarded the Londonbound train at Witham.

The man, who is from London, was detained for a search and officers uncovered a 15-inch machete knife.

A Taser was "drawn but not deployed".

He was arrested on suspicion of two offences and remains in custody.