Specialist Roads Policing Unit (RPU) officers had a lucky escape on Friday 12th June when occupants in the vehicle they were pursuing threw a hammer at the officer’s police vehicle.
Officers had been alerted to the theft of a quad bike in Brassington, and it was not long until they located the vehicle that was involved in the theft.
However, as soon as the marked police unit got behind the suspect’s vehicle, the stolen quad bike was sent hurtling towards them after it was ejected from the back of the van.
The highly trained pursuit officers avoided hitting the quad bike, only to then have a lump hammer thrown at their windscreen.
The RPU officer suffered minor injuries after being showered in glass as the lump hammer impacted the windscreen.
Had the hammer of penetrated the windscreen, then the officers would have been seriously injured.
The van involved in the theft was later found abandoned and was checked for any forensic opportunities which could lead officers to the suspects.
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