Officer injured while deploying stinger during M25 pursuit

An officer has been taken to hospital with serious injuries during a high-speed pursuit in the early hours of the morning.

Feb 7, 2018

An officer has been taken to hospital with serious injuries during a high-speed pursuit in the early hours of the morning. A man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of offensive weapons when his vehicle was eventually brought to a stop on the A24 bridge over the M25 at Leatherhead. A Surrey Police spokesperson said the officer was “taken to hospital with serious, though not life changing, injuries”. “A number of police vehicles were also damaged in the incident,” it added. At 3am on Wednesday (February 7), a grey Vauxhall Insignia made off from officers in Caterham, Surrey, driving towards the M25 and beginning an authorised pursuit. During the pursuit on the motorway, the vehicle drove towards a Metropolitan Police Service officer deploying a stinger device, driving over their foot. The car left the M25 at Junction nine and specially trained officers stopped it at 3.20am. The driver of the Vauxhall – who was the only person in the car – was arrested and taken to a hospital as a precaution.

Related News

Copyright © 2021 Police Professional