A MAN has been charged with attacking two police officers on Canvey.

The two special constables were attempting to stop a vehicle on the island when the attack happened on Seaview Road at 1.55am on February 14.

Jonathon Young, 29, of Gerard Avenue, Bishop's Stortford, has now been charged with two counts of assaulting an emergency worker and one count of escaping lawful custody.

It follows a police appeal to try and trace a suspect in relation to the case.

Both officers suffered bruising in the attack but are recovering well from the ordeal. 

Young is due to appear in Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court this morning.