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Man brandishing machete on Colchester train gets nine months jail time

A 26-year-old man who was seen brandishing a 15-inch machete on a Greater Anglia train has been handed nine months imprisonment at Chelmsford Crown Court.

On January 20th this year, British Transport Police were called after reports that passengers had seen a man waving a large knife around on the Colchester to Witham service. 

Officers arrested Gloire Pongo - from London - with tasers, but did not have to deploy their weapons.

He pleaded guilty of possessing a bladed article and has been given nine months in jail. 

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