A MAN has been charged with driving and drug offences after allegedly failing to stop in Canvey Island.

A white BMW reportedly failed to stop for officers in Link Road at 6.30pm on Thursday.

The vehicle allegedly made off from officers, causing damage to a police car, before coming to a stop in a nearby garden.

Robert Sims, 31, of Meggison Way, Benfleet, has now been charged with dangerous driving, possession with intent to supply Class A drug, being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug, driving while disqualified, and driving without insurance.

Police are looking for anyone with information to get in contact.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "If you have any information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to this incident, then please get in contact with us. Please quote incident 956 of February 1.

"You can let us know by submitting a report on our website or by using our online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am and 9pm.

"Visit essex.police.uk/digital101 to find out more about our website reporting services.

"If you would like to make an anonymous report you can contact independent charity @Crimestoppers, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111."