Article by Conor Gogarty: A Billericay teenager on a moped was chased by a police car and arrested on suspicion of snatching a phone from a woman in Brentwood.

A moped rider took the phone from the victim's hand at around 3pm on Thursday (March 30) on Hutton Road in Shenfield, before driving off with a police car in pursuit.

A 17-year-old boy from Billericay was arrested on Rayleigh Road in Hutton a short time later on suspicion of theft, failing to stop when directed and dangerous driving.

He was taken to Grays police station where he remains in custody.

Officers are investigating whether this incident is linked to a series of similar incidents in the Brentwood district.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has any information about it is asked to contact Essex Police on 101.

Article by Conor Gogarty, Essex Live

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