When I joined the Police, back in the late 1800’s, the prospect of chasing down hardened criminals in vehicle pursuits appealed to my young(er) adrenaline-seeking mind.
And I was ‘lucky’ enough to have a fair amount of vehicle pursuits. I seemed to have a ‘knack’ of finding people who didn’t want to stop for the police. Some got away. Most didn’t.
Nowadays, most pursuits will get called off by the relevant control room because, let’s face it, our colleagues on the #ThinBlueLine are now more likely to get hauled before the ‘Independent Office for Police Conduct’ (the old IPCC) who just LOVE putting Coppers through the mill for daring to do the job that they are entrusted and expected to do; i.e. catch criminals.
Being based in East London, vehicle pursuits were never a particularly drawn out affair.
Even in the early hours of the morning, local traffic was normally bad enough for the suspects that they weren’t able to make it far before having to ditch their vehicle and make off on foot.
This usually made for a great display of just how amazing ‘Land Sharks’ (Police Dogs) are when they hunt down the sort of individual who would not think twice about robbing innocent members of the public at knifepoint before speeding off in a stolen car.
So imagine my disappointment and empathy for the officers concerned when I heard about a couple of muppets from Redcar who decided to try and give Cops the slip, by making off from them in a tractor. Yes, that’s right, a tractor.
The two drunk males took Police on an uneventful pursuit along country lanes as they attempted to outwit our Police oppos.
Police have said how the snail-paced tractor was casually driven for about five miles from Skelton to the Coast Road in Redcar just before 23:00 BST on Thursday evening.
The p__s heads in the tractor, both ‘men’ aged 19 and 30 decamped from the tractor and tried to leg it “at a slightly faster pace” according to Cleveland Police (their words).
Needless to say, that the two numpties driving/being carried in the tractor were caught by the Police in what must be one of the most ridiculous pursuits ever known to Policing (if you have had ‘better’ then let us know by contacting us anonymously)
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