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Two arrested after late night car chase on A12

PUBLISHED: 06:46 18 September 2018 | UPDATED: 12:14 18 September 2018

The police chase took place on the A12 late at night (stock image) Picture: ARCHANT

The police chase took place on the A12 late at night (stock image) Picture: ARCHANT


Two men have been released on bail following a hot pursuit on one of the region’s busiest roads.

Essex Police engaged in a car chase after attempting to stop a vehicle in Margaretting without success at around 11.25pm on Wednesday, September 12.

Following the pursuit, officers managed to bring the vehicle to a safe stop in Romford, and arrested two men from Essex.

While searching the vehicle police also found a lock knife and cannabis.

A 21-year-old man from Canvey was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop, theft of a motor vehicle and burglary.

A 21-year-old man from Romford was also arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, two burglaries, possession of drugs, possession of an offensive weapon, driving under the influence and theft of a car.

They have been released on bail until Friday, October 5.

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