A MOTOR home was stolen from outside a property in Canvey, sparking a police chase along the A13.

Police officers managed to recover the stolen home less than 30 minutes after it was reported as stolen and secured an arrest.

The vehicle, believed to be a large motorhome, was stolen off a driveway on Canvey at roughly 10.15pm on Wednesday night.

Shortly after, police spotted the motorhome being driven towards Basildon on A13.

After a short chase, officers were able to stop the vehicle and confirm it was stolen by 10.45pm.

Supt Phil Stinger, of the operational policing command, insisted the force will always do everything it can to reunite owners with their stolen vehicles.

He said: “In Essex, we know how much people value their vehicles and we are always determined to reunite stolen vehicles with their owners. Indeed, we also aim to do that as quickly as possible “We will always use all information available to us to locate stolen goods and reunite them with their owners.”

A 41-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence, fraud associated with vehicle or driver records and theft from a vehicle.

He has been released on conditional bail until November whilst other enquiries continue.

Former longstanding Castle Point councillor Ray Howard MBE, praised the police for their top work.

He said: “This needs to be complimented as that is great and fantastic work by the police.

“As these people seem to be going around society thinking they can do what they like, stealing things, breaking in, and breaking the law. We cannot have it.

“This should be a message to these guys, that Essex Police will be on to you.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Essex Police on 101 to make a report.

Alternatively, report information 100 per cent anonymously to crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.