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Watch police stop car driving at over 100 mph on the M1

Skilful driving and team work involving a convoy of cops on the M1 achieves a stunning result in tonight’s brand new episode of Police Interceptors.

After plain-clothes officers initially spotted a suspicious car in Huntingdon Street, Nottingham city centre, units were deployed to the area to stop it but it was driven off at speed and travelled on to the M1 southbound at speeds over 100mph.

Four specially-trained advanced tactical drivers safely brought the Volkswagen Golf to a stop, between junctions, 25 and 24, by forming a box around the vehicle.

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Nobody was hurt during the incident, which happened on the morning of 2 January, 2022, with only minor damage to one police vehicle and the Golf.

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Kai Hopkins, aged 21, of Hatfield, Hertfordshire, was subsequently charged with dangerous driving and driving without insurance. He is next due to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on 31 August 2022.

Inspector Tim Ringer, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This incident could have resulted in serious injury for those involved or for other unsuspecting drivers – but thankfully that wasn’t the case.

“This was a really fast-paced job showcasing the very best of our teams and their abilities and how they can work together to achieve positive results and bring a potentially dangerous situation to a safe conclusion.”

Meanwhile, in tonight’s show, a police officer suffers a nasty head injury while detaining a man who was arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly.

Officers had been called to the Gotham area of Nottinghamshire following a report of a car in a ditch. Following this report, a police constable saw an intoxicated man urinating against a garden fence.

When two officers challenged him over his behaviour the man became aggressive towards them. While attempts were being made to restrain the man he swung his arm towards one of the officers, with the struggle causing all three of them to fall to the floor.

One of the officers suffered a head injury, which had to be glued in hospital, and cuts to his hand during the incident on 6 August 2021.

Bradley Wallis, aged 32, of Conifer Crescent, Clifton, was subsequently charged with assault of an emergency worker.

Wallis was fined £833 and ordered to pay £150 compensation. He also received simple cautions for being drunk and disorderly and possessing a quantity of cocaine.

As well as this, in tonight’s episode, members of Nottinghamshire Police’s dedicated city knife crime team make three arrests after stopping a car in the city centre suspected to be linked to criminality. Further investigative works leads to the officers seizing illegal drugs and cash.

Catch all this and more on Police Interceptors at 8pm on Channel 5.

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