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Driver in custody after crash near Stansted airport

PUBLISHED: 13:23 21 April 2019 | UPDATED: 13:23 21 April 2019

Police arrested a man after a crash near Stansted airport Picture: SU ANDERSON

Police arrested a man after a crash near Stansted airport Picture: SU ANDERSON

A man is being questioned by detectives after being arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs, fraud and driving offences.

Police observed a Mercedes A150 allegedly driving dangerously in Thremnall Avenue, near Stansted Airport, shortly after 1pm on Saturday, April 20.

It was then in collision with a Citroen before stopping in the car park of McDonald's near the airport, where the driver ran off.

He was arrested and a quantity of cash and suspected drugs were found in the Mercedes.

The 29-year-old man, of no fixed address, was arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs with intent to supply, failing to stop after an accident, failing to stop when directed, and possession of articles for use in fraud.

He is currently in custody for questioning.

Witnesses who saw a Mercedes A150 being driven in the area at the time and any drivers with dash cam footage are asked to call Braintree CID on 101.

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