Man arrested on suspicion of firearms offences after car crashes in Kelvedon

Police were sent to the scene (stock image). Picture: EDMUND CROSTHWAITE

Police were sent to the scene (stock image). Picture: EDMUND CROSTHWAITE - Credit: Archant

A man in his 30s has been arrested on suspicion of firearms offences after a car failed to stop for police officers and crashed into a car in Kelvedon in Essex.

Officers from the Met Police’s Trident and Area Crine Command asked for a car travelling in Essex be pulled over this afternoon as it was suspected to contain a firearm.

Armed officers from Essex Police attempted to stop the car, which then drove away.

At around 2.12pm today, Monday, August 14, the car collided with a second vehicle, bring driven by a member of the public, in St Mary’s Square.

The member of the public was injured in the collision although their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The driver of the car that failed to stop, a man in his 30s, was arrested on suspicion of firearms offences and taken to a west London police station for questioning.

A firearm and a large quantity of ammunition were recovered at the scene.

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The Essex County Fire and Rescue Service said: “Fire crews were called to assist at the scene of a road traffic collision involving two vehicles.

“Firefighters worked to free one person who was trapped in their car.

“The casualty was released by 3.44pm and left in the care of the ambulance service.”

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