A dangerous driver who stole a truck, sped the wrong way on a motorway and rammed a police car has been jailed.

Kevin Andrews, 29, of Barnfield Park in New Ash Green, took a Ford Transit tipper truck from outside a house in Ashford just after midnight on December 2.

The owner reported it to Kent Police and officers located Andrews driving towards Maidstone on the A20 just before 1am.

He reached the roundabout at junction 8 of the M20 and then joined the motorway in the wrong direction before speeding towards London.

After refusing to stop, Andrews narrowly missed other cars as he dangerously drove for just over 10 minutes into oncoming traffic.

Andrews, who was driving at up to 70mph, left the motorway at junction 2A of the M26, again driving on the wrong side of the road.

The journey finally ended in Vigo Road, Fairseat where Andrews stopped the truck and then reversed it into a police car.

The crash caused significant damage to both vehicles and two officers suffered minor injuries.

Andrews was arrested and charged with failing to stop for police, aggravated vehicle taking without consent, assault and having no insurance.

He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 22 months in prison.

PC Josh Cooper said: "Andrews put himself and the lives of others in danger when he got behind the wheel of that truck. Thanks to the diligence of the officers pursuing him, there were no casualties and he was safely arrested.

"His complete disregard for others was further highlighted when he rammed the police car after being forced to stop. Thankfully he will now serve time in prison where he can consider the consequences of his actions."