A MAN is set to appear in court next month after police seized a huge 15-inch machete which was spotted on a train.

Members of the public alerted British Transport Police after the large knife was seen at Colchester Station.

Officers boarded the London-bound train at Witham and a man was arrested.

The 25-year-old from London will now appear at Colchester Magistrates' Court in February charged with possession of a bladed article.