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The Brentwood Gazette reports: A van stolen in Billericay was driven for nearly 50 miles the wrong way along the M11 and A14 in an attempt to escape from police.

Up to 100 vehicles, including HGVs, were forced to dodge the rogue vehicle as it headed up the motorway and then on to the A14 in Cambridgeshire in the early hours of this morning (May 21).

The van stopped after crashing into an HGV near junction 24 of the A14 at Godmanchester. Officers were called at about 1.40am after the white Transit van was taken from an address in Stock Road.

Following a widespread search by police the vehicle was seen near Ongar where officers tried to stop it. The van continued along the A414 to Hastingwood where it joined the M11, driving north of the southbound carriageway. Essex police vehicles monitored the van from the northbound carriageway while a police helicopter flew overhead.

A 19-year-old man from Romford was arrested on suspicion of aggravated taking a vehicle without consent, dangerous driving, no insurance, no licence and failing to stop for police. He is currently in custody in Essex.

Any witnesses or drivers who were forced to take evasive action on the A414, M11 and A14 should contact detectives at Basildon CID on 101.

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