Arrest after reports of man carrying an axe in Canvey

Police arrested a man less than 10 minutes after reports an offensive weapon was seen in Canvey.

Officers were called to reports of a man carrying an axe in Lincoln Way, Canvey Island, at 3.30pm today, Tuesday June 11.

The suspect left the area as officers headed to the scene, but they quickly identified a man fitting the description given by members of the public.A 40-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon and an axe was found nearby.