A man has been arrested following reports a laser was shone into a police helicopter from a vehicle travelling along the M25 in Thurrock.

The 41-year-old man from Eltham, south-east London, was arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs and a knife and endangering an aircraft.

Police received reports at around 9.40pm yesterday, Monday 4 May, that a laser had been shone from a vehicle travelling towards the Dartford Bridge.

The vehicle was stopped the Swanley Interchange along the M25 in Kent and a passenger was arrested. Enquiries are ongoing.