Essex

Man charged over attack on river bailiff in Essex

A man has been charged after a river bailiff was threatened with a machete in Essex.

The bailiff had challenged an angler over whether or not he had a fishing licence or day ticket.

The incident happened on the River Blackwater, near Maldon, on Saturday lunchtime.

A 49-year-old man has been charged with threatening behaviour and bailed. He is due before Chelmsford magistrates on 6 October.

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