Southend: Man charged after Project Servator officers make arrest
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A man has been charged after he was arrested by Project Servator officers in Southend city centre.
Officers were carrying out a Project Servator deployment in the High Street when they were alerted to a disturbance at one of the city’s food outlets.
Officers responded and conducted a search, where a knife was found.
A 37-year-old man from Southend was arrested and later charged with being in possession of a knife or sharp pointed article in a public place, and theft from a shop.
He is due to appear at Southend Magistrate’s Court on 19 February.
What is Project Servator?
Project Servator works to disrupt a range of criminal activity, while providing a reassuring presence for the public. Our officers are experienced and specially trained to spot the tell-tale signs that someone is planning or preparing to commit an act of crime.
Project Servator officers had also been at Southend Airport earlier in the day. They spoke with customers and staff about the importance of reporting suspicious behaviour. They were also looking out for the signs that someone might be information gathering to commit a crime.
The specially trained team also spent time at Southeast Essex College, speaking to, and reassuring, students.