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A man has been arrested after a police officer was dragged by a moving car while attempting to stop the driver.
The officer had followed a Vauxhall Vectra in Writtle after it was reported to be uninsured and driving at excessive speed yesterday, Friday May 8.
He approached the driver when the car came to a stop at the Esso garage in Princes Road, Chelmsford at about 11.45pm.
He spoke to the man and attempted to remove the keys from the ignition, but the driver drove off, dragging the officer along a short way.
A 29-year-old man from Chelmsford was later arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker, dangerous driving, driving without insurance and failing to stop.
He has been released under investigation.
Anyone who saw what happened or has any information and has yet to come forward is asked to call the Chelmsford local policing team on 101 quoting reference 42/65465/20.