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Man arrested after nail bat and knife seized

PUBLISHED: 13:05 29 June 2020 | UPDATED: 13:05 29 June 2020

These weapons were confiscated from a man in Halstead. Picture: ESSEX POLICE

These weapons were confiscated from a man in Halstead. Picture: ESSEX POLICE

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A 41-year-old man has been arrested in Halstead after police seized a number of modified weapons, including a nail bat and a makeshift blade.

Suspected class A drugs were also seized from the vehicle which was stopped by an Essex Police patrol. Picture: ESSEX POLICESuspected class A drugs were also seized from the vehicle which was stopped by an Essex Police patrol. Picture: ESSEX POLICE

The Operational Support Group for Operation Sceptre stopped a vehicle in Parsonage Street, Halstead at around 8pm as part of patrols on Sunday, June 28.

They seized three weapons from the vehicle, including a blade which was taped to a long handle, a nail bat studded with several metal screws and a switch blade.

A man from Westcliff was taken into custody on suspicion of possession of offensive weapon, possession of a knife, driving with excess drugs and possession with intent to supply to drugs.


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