Driver arrested after police pursuit

A man has been arrested after police were able to stop a car which was about to enter the M25 and in the wrong direction.

Police were called to an incident at a petrol station in Waterhouse Lane, in Chelmsford, at 1.30am this morning after a car had made off without paying for fuel.

Officers then spotted the vehicle and requested it to stop. The vehicle failed to and a police vehicle was damaged.

A pursuit was authorised as the vehicle made off, driving in the wrong direction on the A12.

For safety reasons, the pursuit was ended. However, a short time later the vehicle was then seen travelling in the correct direction.

A pursuit was again authorised on the London-bound A12 carriageway towards junction 28 of the M25.

When the vehicle entered the junction, it travelled in the wrong direction and was going to join the M25 incorrectly.

Officers used tactical contact in order to stop the vehicle on the roundabout. During this incident, the police vehicle sustained significant damage.

A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, theft, dangerous driving and driving whilst disqualified.

He remains in custody for questioning.


Mick Ferris

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