A MAN has been arrested and charged after allegedly crashing through a barrier at a car factory while police were chasing him.

The 24-year-old man was detained by police on Thursday at around 5.40pm after he allegedly smashed through the barrier at the Rolls Royce plant in Inchinnan in a black BMW.

It is thought he then went into the factory and started pretending to be a worker.

Police said he was taken to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley for assessment.

He is set to appear in court at a later date and a full report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.