Passenger arrested after knife found in bag on train

A person has been struck by a train at Hythe Picture: NEIL PERRY

A person has been struck by a train at Hythe Picture: NEIL PERRY - Credit: Archant

A man has been arrested after police intercepted a train and seized a knife hidden in a bag.

British Transport Police (BTP) officers based in Essex met the train service at Colchester after reports a person was in possession of a knife.

Using stop and search powers, they found a knife hidden in a bag.

Officers arrested a man in connection with the incident on Friday, November 16.

Officers on the BTP Essex Twitter account said: “Another reason why #Police use #StopandSearch.

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“Today our officers met a train at @greateranglia #Colchester following a report of a man with a knife.

“Our officers located and detained the male. A knife was found hidden in his bag and he was arrested.”

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A police officer has powers to stop and search someone if they have ‘reasonable grounds’ to suspect that person is carrying illegal drugs, a weapon, stolen property or something which could be used to commit a crime, such as a crowbar.

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