A MAN has been arrested for drugs offences following a pursuit in Wickford yesterday.

The 32-year-old from Brentwood remains in custody on suspicion of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply, failing to stop and drug driving.

On Monday, September 16, police attempted to stop a car along the A127 in Wickford at around 9.20pm.

The vehicle drove off at speed, at one stage travelling in the wrong direction, before the driver abandoned his vehicle close to the Dogs Trust building in Basildon.

He was arrested following a short foot chase.