A DRIVER who tried to flee from police has been arrested. 

Officers had been attempting to stop a Mercedes C220 in Allectus Way, Witham, in the early hours of Sunday morning when the driver of the vehicle reversed the car and ran off.

A 20-year-old man from Witham was later detained by police after he was found with wraps of suspected drugs.

The suspect was then arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs with intent to supply and driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence.

After being questioned by officers, he was released under investigation.