Arrest of 20-year-old man after police chase in Colchester

Police have arrested a 20-year-old following a pursuit in Colchester.

The incident happened in the early morning hours of Friday (13th July), shortly after 12am.

Officers were alerted to the Volkswagen Passat, reported to have been driven on false number plates, speeding on Cowdray Avenue.

Essex Police said: “The car continued to be monitored and, as it continued to break the speed limit, a pursuit was authorised.”

The man, aged in his 20s, was detained on Eastwood Drive just after 12.50am.

He remains in custody after being arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, theft of a motor vehicle, possession of an offensive weapon, failing to stop for a police officer, driving under the influence of drugs, driving without a license and driving without insurance.

Officers are appealing for anyone who may have seen the Passat driving between 12am and 12.50am to come forward and speak to Stanway Roads Policing Unit by calling 101 and quoting incident number 4 of 13/07.