Appeal to identify driver of abandoned car in Basildon

Police are appealing for any dashcam footage that can assist them in identifying the driver of a car that failed to stop for police in Basildon.

At about 1.45pm on Wednesday January 24, officers signalled to a grey BMW 5 series – with a registration beginning with K – to stop in Luncies Road.

The BMW failed to do so and was followed as it travelled through Linford Road, Kirby Road, Sandon Road, High Road and Chestnut Road.

The car was found with no occupants inside in Chestnut Road at about 2pm, and was recovered to be forensically searched.

It is believed the driver was a black man wearing a yellow high visibility vest.

If you can help, you can submit a report at or use the online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm quoting incident number 646 of Wednesday January 24.

Alternatively you can call 101.

If you would like to make an anonymous report you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.