Teenager charged over Lodge Lane Land Rover smash

Update: 1730 hrs

A TEENAGER has been charged following a collision involving a stolen vehicle.

Police were contacted shortly before 3pm on Friday November 11 with reports of a Land Rover being driven in a dangerous manner in Butts Lane, Stanford-le-Hope.

It failed to stop for police, resulting in a pursuit.

The Land Rover was in collision with a Vauxhall Insignia in Lodge Lane, at the junction with Hathaway Road.

Three teenage boys in the Land Rover were arrested. Two were taken to hospital, along with the Vauxhall driver. They were later discharged from hospital.

A 17-year-old boy from Grays was charged today, Saturday November 12, with aggravated vehicle taking, driving while disqualified, failing to stop for police and driving without insurance.

He is due to appear at Basildon Magistrates’ Court on Monday November 14.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking and a 17-year-old boy from Tilbury was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle.

Both have been released on bail until January 19, 2017 pending further enquiries.

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1915 hrs

Statement from Essex Police: “Police were contacted shortly before 3pm on Friday November 11 with reports of a Land Rover driving dangerously in Butts Lane, Stanford-le-Hope.

Officers followed it and a pursuit was authorised.

The Land Rover failed to stop and was in collision with a Vauxhall Insignia in Lodge Lane, at the junction with Hathaway Road.

Two boys aged 17 and one aged 16 who were in the Land Rover were arrested. Two were taken to hospital.

The Vauxhall driver was also taken to hospital with injuries.

Enquiries are ongoing.

1820 hrs

Essex – Lodge Lane in Grays partially blocked in both directions between the Hathaway Road junction and Treacle Mine Roundabout, because of an accident.

1700 hrs

Lodge Lane in Grays partially blocked in both directions between the Hathaway Road junction and Treacle Mine Roundabout, because of an accident.

All three emergency services are in attendance.

Traffic is being diverted down Hathaway Road.

More follows.

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