Two Arrested For Attempted Murder After Police Car Rammed During Pursuit

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Two suspected thieves have been arrested for attempted murder after a Leicestershire Police Roads Policing Unit was rammed during a pursuit.

Officers were on patrol and had been alerted to a spate of thefts where the suspects were seen to drive away in a white van.

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When the roads policing unit officers spotted the van, it made off from them, initiating a pursuit.

During the pursuit, the driver of the white van rammed several police cars, causing extensive damage to the front end of a marked BMW.

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The van was eventually stopped after officers used a Tactical Pursuit & Containment manoeuvre on the van.

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Two males were arrested at the scene for attempted murder, theft, dangerous driving and failing to stop.

Thankfully, no police officers were seriously injured.

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  1. I keep asking this, but when will traffic and interceptor vehicles be fitted with front and rear bull bars? If the were covered in a compact rubber foam, it would present no added risk to pedestrians, but would save pursuits of dangerous and violent criminals being abandoned through ramming and incapacity, enable tactical contact to end pursuits without endangering police drivers, and give considerably more protection to pursuit drivers…with the added costs of writing off or repairing damaged police vehicles.

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