A driver has crashed into a metal fence in Essex during the coronavirus lockdown while allegedly out for a drive 'because they were bored'.

The Ford Fiesta came off the road while on a non-essential journey in Chelmsford on Tuesday (April 7).

Police and ambulance crews attended the scene.

Essex Police are pleading with the public to stay at home and follow the government advice.

Following the incident, Essex Roads Policing Unit South wrote on Twitter: "Driver of this car was bored so went out for a drive!

"Us and the ambulance crew are both really busy and don't need extra work. Another person breaching the regulations.

"Please don't please stay home. Driver has been reported."

Photos show the aftermath of a Chelmsford crash Credit: Essex Roads Policing Unit- South