Police are releasing a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to following an incident in Centenary Way, Clacton on Tuesday, August 8.
A man has stolen a silver Ford Transit van and hit a police car as well as two other cars belonging to members of the public.
Sergeant Colin Shead at Stanway Roads Policing Unit said, "This was a shocking incident whereby a person deliberately hit not only a police car but also two other cars belonging to members of the public.
"We take a zero tolerance stance on incidents where people’s safety is put at risk and we will find this suspect.
"Anyone with information regarding the incident or if you recognise the man from the CCTV image, please call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."