A MAN has been charged following police chase which resulted in armed officers swooping on a Hampshire community.
Andell Butcher, 32, of Curtin Drive, Wednesbury, was charged with dangerous driving, driving a motor vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence, failing to stop when required to do so, using a motor vehicle on a road without insurance, and possession of cannabis.
Magistrates remanded him in custody.
As reported, armed police officers swarmed onto Turnpike Way in Hedge End following a high-speed police chase.
Motorists described how they had to swerve to safety to avoid crashing into the van, which was weaving in and out of traffic.