A man has been arrested in connection with the theft of a van in Basildon.

Police were called shortly before 11.15pm on Sunday 1 December with reports that a white Ford Transit van had been stolen from an address in Frettons in Basildon.

The vehicle was tracked to Canvey, where it failed to stop when asked to by officers.

The van was followed to Rough Road where the driver got out and ran towards the creek.

Officers pursued the driver to the boatyard and found him hiding on a boat.

A 34-year-old man from London was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and theft of a motor vehicle and he has been released under investigation.