The Metropolitan Police has shared some dashcam footage from its Operation Venice unit of a high-speed pursuit which happened in London last week.
Officer’s from the Met’s specialist ‘Operation Venice’ team were ‘in the right place at the right time’ when the driver of an Audi came to their attention.
In the 20-second clip, the Audi can be seen to mount the pavement and narrowly miss a pedestrian in his bid to get away from the specialist Roads Policing Unit.
The dangerous driver of the fleeing vehicle then hits speeds of around 60 mph in a 20 mph zone during the pursuit as he drives on the wrong side of the road.
Advanced pursuit drivers – who make up the vast majority of the Operation Venice team – have had at least six weeks worth of intensive driver training.
This advanced driver training means that the chances of a fleeing vehicle getting away from the unit are slim.
The Footage From The Operation Venice Team
In order to bring the pursuit to an end, the officer driving the lead pursuit vehicle makes a tactical contact with the car.
The footage ends just as the fleeing vehicle starts to lose his battle with the officers.
The Met’s Operation Venice team has been set up specifically to tackle moped-enabled crime and to deny criminals use of the road.
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