A driver is on the run after they managed to evade police who pursued them through Watford overnight.

Police say they tried to pull over a black Volvo linked to burglaries on Tuesday evening.

Watford Police said: "Shortly after 10pm, a vehicle linked to burglaries in Hertfordshire and Essex was seen driving through Watford.

"Officers attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver had no intention of stopping. The vehicle subsequently failed to stop and was driven dangerously and drove down a one way system in an attempt to escape.

"Officers pursued the vehicle but unfortunately lost the it around the Orphanage Road area. Officers flooded the area and located the vehicle abandoned.

"The vehicle and evidence identifying the driver have been seized and enquiries will be carried out."