A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of possessing a knife and axe after a police pursuit ended in a crash in Laindon.

Police attempted to stop a vehicle on the A127 12.10am today, Tuesday December 4, without success.

The vehicle drove off at speed before crashing into a roundabout in Laindon shortly afterwards.

The man has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving, possession of drugs, driving offences and possession of a knife and an axe.

He suffered minor injuries and remains in custody for questioning.