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Man arrested after police pursuit in Colchester which left police officer injured

PUBLISHED: 13:25 01 August 2017 | UPDATED: 13:25 01 August 2017

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A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking, dangerous driving and failing to stop following a police chase in Colchester yesterday which left an officer injured.

Officers from Essex police had attempted to pull over a BMW on the A12 near Colchester at around 4.25pm yesterday afternoon, Monday, July 31.

After a police pursuit, the driver stopped the vehicle on Shakespeare Road and ran away from the scene.

Following a brief police chase on foot, officers arrested a 20-year-old man from Hornchurch.

He is currently in custody being questioned by police.

A spokesman for Essex Police said that during the chase a police officer suffered an injury to his arm.

He was treated at the scene by paramedics.

If you have any information or dash cam footage that could assist police officers in their investigation, please call Essex Police on 101.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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