A MAN has been arrested following a police pursuit through Braintree town centre.

Following reports of potential driving offences, officers engaged in a pursuit through Braintree yesterday afternoon (May 15).

They pursued the car for a short distance in the Sunnyside area of town.

The driver of the car stopped and ran off from his vehicle on Coggeshall Road just before 3.30pm.

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Essex Police said: "As our police car was slowing to a stop, we believe the man deliberately ran in front of the vehicle.

"We do not believe he suffered any significant injury but he remains in hospital for observation."

A 35-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.   

The man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop, two offences of assaulting a police officer and driving whilst unfit through drugs.