Essex policemen injured in three-car crash in Southend

Shorefield Road junction Image copyright Google
Image caption The area was cordoned off for three hours after the crash

Two policemen were taken to hospital after their patrol car crashed with a BMW X5 and a Daewoo Matiz in an Essex seaside resort.

The collision happened in Shorefield Road near its junction with Marine Parade, Southend, just after 10:00 BST.

One of the officers had minor injuries while the other is being treated for a head injury and possible broken arm.

They were searching for a vehicle that earlier failed to stop for them on Western Esplanade, police said.

Two 24-year-old men were arrested in connection with the Western Esplanade incident, while the crash involving the police car is being treated as a separate matter.

The road was cordoned off for three hours.

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