Man charged following police pursuit in Benfleet

A man has been charged with multiple offences following a proactive stop by officers in Benfleet on Tuesday.

A vehicle failed to stop for officers close in Florence Gardens at around 4pm on April 2. The vehicle was involved in a collision between a parked car and an unmarked police car.

The driver was pursued on foot and arrested on suspicion of multiple offences.

Edmond Vata, 18 of Humbleyard, Norwich, has been charged with possession of a class A drug, possession of an offensive weapon, driving a motor vehicle dangerously, handling stolen goods, driving whilst disqualified and using a motor vehicle without third party insurance.