Officers have arrested a man after they found around ten wraps of drugs and a machete.

The officers from the Chelmsford and Maldon community policing team were carrying proactive searches in the area when they found the weapon, measuring about two-feet long and the small collection of green and red bags filled with white powder.

The policing team warned the public of the huge dangers involved in carrying a weapon such as the machete.

A spokesman said: "Be clear it is not big and not clever to have any sort of weapon - this is lethal!

"Using them will without a doubt cause serious if not fatal injuries and they destroy lives."

If you know any information about drug dealing or people who carry weapons then report in confidence to Crimestoppers UK or by calling 101.