A MAN was found carrying a machete at Shoebury station.

Officers were called to the train station on Sunday morning, with reports of a man carrying a knife.

A 36-year-old man was then searched and the machete was found hidden in his trousers.

BTP Essex tweeted earlier today: "Sunday morning we received a report of a man possibly carrying a knife.

"Following an emergency response to Shoebury station, officers conducted a search & located a 36 year old man who they found in possession of a machete tucked into his trousers."

A man has been arrested.