A man was arrested after a car crashed and caught alight.
Officers were contacted shortly after 10.30pm on Tuesday June 7 with reports a Volkswagen Golf had crashed into a ditch in Barrow Hall Road, Little Wakering.
The occupants ran off before officers and the fire service arrived. The car was completely burnt out.
Police assisted by police dog Cody carried out a search of the area and a 23-year-old man was found in Little Wakering Road, Barling Magna.
He was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and taking a motor vehicle without the owner s consent. He was released on bail until July 28, pending further enquiries.
Enquiries are ongoing and witnesses or anyone with information are asked to call police on 101.