Grays man wanted after driving away from drink-drive stop

Update: Tuesday

Essex Police are no longer looking for Terence Purkiss who they had wanted to speak to in connection with an incident where it was reported a vehicle was driven at an officer.

A 33 year-old man from Grays was arrested this morning on suspicion of GBH with intent and is currently in custody.

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HAVE you seen 33-year-old Terrance Purkiss from Grays?

A spokesperson said: “We would like to speak to him in connection with an incident last night, Saturday 13 June, where the driver of a black Landrover Freelander attempted to cause grievous bodily harm to a police officer.

The driver, who had been arrested on suspicion of driving offences, had refused to provide a breath test sample and to get out of the vehicle.

“As an arrest attempt was being made, the man drove away, colliding with two police cars and narrowly missing a police officer.

“Also known as Terry, Terrance Purkiss is 5ft 8ins tall, is of a slim build and also has links to the Romford area.

“Anyone with information about where he is are ask to call Grays Police Station on 101.

“Information can also be given completely anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or visiting crimestoppers-uk.org”.

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