Published: 10:40, 19 December 2017
| Updated: 10:44, 19 December 2017
A youth has reportedly been seen brandishing a gun on a platform at a railway station.
Officers from the British Transport Police were called shortly before 7pm yesterday after someone on a train spotted the youth on platform 1 apparently pulling out the firearm.
The incident happened as the high speed train left Rainham at 6.44pm.
It is understood the youth seen with the firearm was with another youngster.
A spokesman for the British Transport police confirmed officers had received a report a person was reportedly seen with a firearm on the platform of the station.
He added: “British Transport Police were called out to the scene and carried out a search of the area, but no one was traced.
“Officers continue to make inquiries and anyone with information can text 61016 quoting reference 389 18/12/17."