The arrests of four suspects after a suspected stolen car is stopped with a stinger is among the excellent police teamwork showcased as Police Interceptors return to television screens.
Tonight’s (Monday 15 May 2023) brand new action-packed episode sees officers working together to bring the vehicle to a stop, on the night of 28 August 2022, following suspicions the car was linked to a knifepoint robbery committed the previous day in the Sherwood area of Nottingham.
A stinger was used to puncture its tyres and four occupants, aged 16, 16, 17 and 18, were arrested in connection with the investigation.
Meanwhile, there’s more proactive police teamwork in store as members of Nottinghamshire Police’s County Knife Crime Team join forces with Mansfield Operation Reacher Team colleagues on a successful operation.
Their run of success includes seizing a stolen motorbike and reuniting it with its owner, seizing pinched copper piping after searching an address in Mansfield, and arresting two suspects on suspicion of drug dealing.
Elsewhere, officers arrest two suspects and seize suspected Class A and B drugs and cash after a proactive vehicle stop in the Mansfield area, a police interceptor stops a drink driver in his tracks in the Eastwood area of Nottingham, and a banned driver stopped by police in Newark faces the repercussions of his actions.
Superintendent Louise Clarke, who leads the force’s Operational Support Department, said: “It is great to once again see the excellent work our officers do every day across Nottinghamshire to keep people safe, and the vast range of challenging situations they come across, showcased as Police Interceptors returns to our screens.
“I look forward to witnessing their determined crime-fighting exploits throughout the new series and hope the forthcoming episodes give them an understanding of how hard we work to serve the public.
“The message to the criminals is clear – Nottinghamshire is no place for you and the interceptors are waiting.”
Make sure you catch all the action on Channel 5 at 8pm.