A man who was caught with a stanley knife on an Essex train has been handed a suspended prison sentence.
Michael O’Keefe – who’s from Dunmow – was reported for smoking on a Greater Anglia service between Southend Victoria and Shenfield last January.
When a BTP special constable approached him and carried out a search – he found the knife.
O’Keefe must take a rehab course and pay charges.
A police spokesperson says there was no excuse for carrying the weapon – which could cause serious injury.