Benfleet man charged with driving and drugs offences

A man has been charged with driving and drugs offences following work by officers on Canvey Island.

A white BMW failed to stop for police in Link Road at 6.30pm on Thursday February 1.

The vehicle caused damage to a police car before coming to a stop in a nearby garden.

Robert Sims 31, of Benfleet has been charged with dangerous driving, possession with intent to supply Class A drug, being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug, driving while disqualified, and driving without insurance.

If you have any information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to this incident, you can submit a report at or use the online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

Please quote incident 956 of February 1.

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.