A man is being questioned by our officers on suspicion of dangerous driving after an up to 100mph police chase on a major south Essex road in the early hours.

At around 1.40am today, police received intelligence a Toyota car was travelling on the A13 at Basildon with cloned plates.

Officers were in pursuit just five minutes later, but the car failed to stop for officers, reaching speeds of up to 100mph and being driven the wrong way along the A13.


The vehicle was stopped at a service station and the driver fled.

However, he was traced and located hiding nearby thanks to assistance from the National Police Air Service helicopter.

A 20-year-old man, from Hockley, remains in custody for questioning on suspicion of dangerous driving and failing to stop.