COPS swooped to arrest two men for breaking into a warehousing following a police chase down the A127 in Southend.

A witness said he was almost hit during the chase by the runaway driver, after police chased three men in a Ford C-Max through Southend and Eastwood.

Two Tillbury men were arrested on suspicion of burglary after they were allegedly seen to be trying to break into a warehouse on the Temple Farm Industrial Estate.

A fruitless search from the police helicopter failed to track down the third man, who is still at large.

For the full story, see Monday's Southend Echo.