A knifeman was spotted roaming around a busy street.

The incident happened in Nevendon Road, Wickford yesterday evening.

A man was rushed to hospital, after officers attended the scene.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "Police were contacted at 6.50pm on Saturday May 25 by a number of members of the public with reports that a man had been seen brandishing a knife in Nevendon Road, Wickford.

"Officers attended the scene and apprehended the 30-year-old man, who was taken to hospital for emergency medical treatment.

"The man remains in hospital and enquiries into the incident are ongoing.

"We would like to thank those members of the public who called us and assisted our efforts in locating the man."