A MAN has been charged following an early-morning pursuit where a police car was reportedly rammed.

Essex Police says a vehicle had been directed to stop by officers in Chitts Hill, Colchester at around 12.35am on March 26.

However, officers say it failed to do so which led to a pursuit.

The pursuit ended when the driver stopped and decamped in Church Lane, Ridgewell.

During the incident officer reported their car had been rammed.

A man was arrested. 

Matthew Holmes, 45, of The Street, Ashen has since been charged with dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, failing to stop when required, driving without insurance, and possession of cannabis.

He appeared in Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on March 27 and is next due to appear at Ipswich Crown Court on April 29.