A TEENAGER has been arrested after a police officer was assaulted.

Officers from the Braintree Local Policing Team were out patrolling in Witham at 3am today.

After spotting a person cycling in Spa Road they attempted to stop him to no avail. 

A chase then ensued between the officers and a boy who was quickly caught after he ran into a fence.

One of the officers was then assaulted before the boy was restrained and other units quickly arrived at the scene.

A 15-year-old boy was arrested for assault on an emergency worker and searched, which resulted in the discovery of a significant amount of what police believe to be Class A drugs including heroin and cocaine.

Three burner phones were also found.

He was further arrested and taken to custody and his bicycle has been seized.