A MAN was jailed after going on several high speed chases with police with officers finding a samurai sword, CS spray and cocaine in his possession.

Callum Hutchins, 28, was initially released from prison in April 2022 following a Canvey “gangland shooting” in August 2016.

Upon his release, Hutchins moved to Vineyard Road, Wellington, Telford, before returning to the south Essex area in 2023.

Police spotted Hutchins driving an Audi RS on September 26, last year, as he was involved in a crash in High Road, Rayleigh, however he fled the scene.

Officers found items that indicated Hutchins was “living in his car” alongside a CS cannister, samurai sword, burner phone and cash.

Hutchins was spotted again in on November 22 driving a grey BMW in Canvey but he evaded police again.

On November 25, he was found in Third Avenue, Canvey, driving erratically in excess of the speed limit and pursued, eventually crashing into a parked car then a telephone pole.

Officers found another burner phone, £752 in cash and 22 cocaine wraps. Hutchins was charged with of being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug, possessing a weapon for the discharge of a noxious liquid/gas, driving a motor vehicle dangerously and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

He pleaded guilty on November 15 to all charges and appeared in Southend Crown Court on Friday, February 2, for sentencing.

Elisabeth Komives, mitigating, said: “Mr Hutchins has pleaded guilty and taken responsibility for his actions.

“Through me he has expressed remorse and apologised for his action but felt he did not get the support he needed in the community.

“However, since his recall to prison he has started to turn his life around again.

“In my submission this is a defendant that can thrive outside the prison system, in prison custody he has completed several accredited courses and is really intent on turning his life around.”

Judge Samantha Leigh sentenced Hutchins.

She said: “I have seen the letter expressing your desire to change heightened by the fact you have become a father for the first time.

“The defendant was on licence at the time these offences were committed and the lead offence of Class A supply is of a significant role.”

Hutchins was sentenced to four years and two months in prison and disqualified from driving for seven years.