Stanford-le-Hope man arrested as part of police operation on roads

TWO people have been charged with a number of offences following an operation to detect and disrupt criminals using the road network.

Road policing officers used intelligence, stop checks and mobile patrols in Grays and Basildon on March 3, 2016 to identify drivers suspected of committing offences or being involved in crime.

Two men were arrested in Broadmayne, Basildon at 11.45pm following a short pursuit by road policing officers.

Both were taken to custody and later charged with offences.

Frankie Gavin, 26, of Hazel Close, Laindon, was charged with two counts of burglary and appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court on the morning of March 5, 2016.

Charlie Wall, 23, of no fixed address, was charged with two counts of burglary, dangerous driving, failing to stop, driving without insurance and possession of cocaine. He appeared before magistrates in Chelmsford on the morning of March 5, 2016.

During the operation a 35-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of drug driving after officers were called to vehicle which had broken down on Burches, Basildon at around 8.20pm. The man, who is from Stanford-le-Hope, was bailed pending further investigation until May 8, 2016.

Adam Pipe, Casualty Reduction Manager at Essex Police, said: "Criminals use the roads of Essex to conduct their illegal activity. Operations such as these see road policing officers pro-actively target those criminals and deny them the use of the roads.”

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