A car was abandoned after the driver crashed it in a quiet road.

Late in the evening officers attended the crash in Burnham Road, Southminster where they discovered he Ford Focus seriously damaged on its front side.

One side of the road was closed.

Officers from Maldon A Shift urged residents in the area to "be careful" following the incident.

Officers in the Chelmsford and Maldon Local Policing Team were very busy throughout that evening.

The force took to Twitter to speak about the work it has been doing to keep residents in the community safe.

The team also safeguarded a "vulnerable victim of domestic abuse" during the same evening.

If you have any concerns regarding domestic abuse contact Essex Police on 101 and in an emergency, 999.