A MAN has been arrested after allegedly assaulting a police officer after a car crash.

Police attended Canvey Road in Canvey at 6.30pm on Saturday after a car smashed into a fence near a boatyard.

A 25-year-old man from Great Wakering on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, criminal damage and driving under the influence.

He was also arrested on suspicion of resisting arresting and assaulting an emergency worker after a police officer was knocked to the ground.

The man is also being questioned on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence after comments he made to two doctors helping him after the crash.