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Documentary series. Traffic cops armed with 50,000 volt tasers are called in to make a difficult arrest, and a lone traffic cop is set upon by a gang of youths.


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The vehicle is off-road, off-road. I can't see any way out of there.

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Coming up... Out and running.

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A teenage car thief gives the traffic cops the run around.

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Blue tracksuit bottoms, white stripes, heading towards the church.

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This is Taser - get down on your knees!

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Running the gauntlet. 50,000-volt Taser-armed traffic cops take no chances.

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-Get down! Get down!

-Kneel down.

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And running amok.

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A PC puts out a call for help as he comes under attack on the streets of Luton.

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Martin, at a point there, I believe was fighting for survival.

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Luton, 30 miles north of London, was once a Mecca for migrant workers

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looking for employment in the car industry.

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As a result, it's one of the most multicultural areas in Britain.

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These days, Luton is more famous for planes than cars

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because of its international airport and no-frills flight operators.

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For some, who have resettled here from abroad, there is no escaping the reach of their own governments,

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thanks to the power of the European arrest warrant.

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These are issued as a way of extraditing wanted citizens

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from one EU country to another, virtually no questions asked.

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OK, I will come back to you in a minute.

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This morning, PC Chris Leah and PC Martin Lent are looking

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for a suspect who has committed a crime in his native Poland.

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We are getting about five or six European arrest warrants

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every month that we are executing.

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I just want to quickly have a look at that address.

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Wielding a European arrest warrant is sometimes a bit like using a sledgehammer to crack a nut,

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but today's target, Piotr, or Peter, Zak, has committed more than just a trivial offence.

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Peter was wanted from back in 2004

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for the equivalent of causing death by dangerous driving in Poland.

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-38.

-38.

-This one here.

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He was convicted of that offence and he's then fled to this country, where he's been working.

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He has integrated into society over here.

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On the run for years, Zak is in for a bit of a surprise today.

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If only the cops can find him.

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I don't think there is anybody there.

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We've been given various addresses for him.

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We tried his work address.

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We tried a current address, which was the last known address we had for him. Both proved negative.

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We were on our way back to go off-duty when we were passing

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a road where there was a previous address for him.

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We thought we might as well try that address and have a quick look.

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-There we go.

-Hello.

-Hello.

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How are you? All right?

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-Yeah.

-Can we come in?

-Yes.

-Is that all right?

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-The quick look has paid off.

-OK?

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-What's your name?

-Piotr.

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-Piotr what?

-Zak.

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Piotr Zak. Excellent.

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The cops have got their man.

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-We need to have a quick chat.

-Why?

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That's why we want to have a chat - I'll tell you about it.

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-Have a seat down there for me.

-Do you mind if we sit down?

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-Is that OK?

-Yeah.

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-Piotr, do you know what this is about?

-No.

-You don't know what this is about.

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I have bad news for you,

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all right.

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There is a European arrest warrant for you to return to Poland.

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OK. So at this moment in time, I'm arresting you

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on a European arrest warrant.

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You do not have to say anything, but anything you say may be given in evidence. Do you understand?

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Did you know you were wanted in Poland?

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-It was a car accident.

-That's right. A car accident.

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Unfortunately, the Polish authorities want you back.

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'The wife or the girlfriend was distressed.'

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She is clearly recovering from childbirth.

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So, we were trying to deal with him as respectfully and dignified as we can.

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OK. I will get somebody to make contact with your other half. I promise.

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In a matter of days, Peter Zak will be in Poland and facing time in prison.

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He past has finally caught up with him.

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There's no time even for goodbyes.

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OK.

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Executing arrest warrants and rounding up wanted suspects

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is a rather unusual job for the traffic department.

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150, we're being hollered.

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But, here in Bedfordshire, because the traffic cops are

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amongst the first in the country to be armed with Taser stun guns,

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they are often called in when arrests might turn nasty.

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We would love to, what are the details?

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BLEEP.

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On the way there, I thought, I think I might know that person.

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I'd had Taser about three weeks

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and it was my first ever Taser deployment.

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My adrenaline was going two to the dozen.

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Oh, that's rather rude.

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'I've heard the name before.'

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It was explained to me that he is an extremely violent individual.

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He will fight with the police.

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The markers are a record kept on the police computer -

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a warning the man could be trouble.

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Before Craig and Shona can deal with him, another important matter has cropped up.

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SHE GASPS

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Sorry. Sorry. I'm not having that.

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-What's that?

-Unbelievable!

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-Oh, yeah.

-A baby that's not strapped in.

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Your baby, got to be in a child seat.

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You can't drive round like that.

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-Can you sort it out for us?

-Thank you. Unbelievable.

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-Sorry.

-No. No. Fair play.

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I caught that out of the corner of my eye - that's a baby being held in the back seat.

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As a mother herself, Shona has a thing about child safety.

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It makes me really angry. Really, really angry.

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Nine times out of ten, they would normally get a £60 ticket

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for failing to have their child restrained correctly.

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With the arrest to deal with, words of advice will have to do this time.

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-OK.

-OK.

-They're obviously expecting issues.

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-Clearly.

-The man's being arrested for spitting at a neighbour.

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Hardly the crime of the century, but you never know.

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When we pulled up, I saw a marked P issue police van

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parked up on the kerb, and right in front of me was another P issue police van marked up.

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Two police cars and another unmarked traffic car with two Taser officers in there.

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-So, this guy is going to play.

-Yeah.

-If he does, that's fine.

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-We'll both have our Tasers drawn anyway.

-Of course we will.

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We've got two vans and two cars...

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We'll go and speak to them, see what's going on.

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I was really pleased I was with Craig that day because

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he's a self-defence instructor and he's used Taser before.

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I think he's used it quite a lot.

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Craig will go in, he'll give a first warning. If they don't do as they're told, they get Tasered.

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If he starts raising the game, you've got any problems, or we think

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it's going to need...just go behind us, we'll take the lead.

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-We will have Taser drawn anyway.

-No worries.

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In the car.

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Tango 150.

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We've liaised with 1278. The information officer is moving forward now.

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He looks quite a big unit, to be fair.

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We won't mess about with him. We'll give him an opportunity.

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The officer's speaking to him. If there are issues, then we just...

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-He does look rather big, doesn't he?

-Yeah.

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What we said was is, we would knock at the door,

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try and get him to come out voluntarily,

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then he can be arrested.

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He starts saying, "No, I'm not coming,"

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you then know straight away it's a downward spiral where he's not going to be compliant towards the police.

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150, we're just putting the knock in now.

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-Just putting the knock in at number

-BLEEP

-now.

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-Hello,

-BLEEP.

-Hello.

-How are you?

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Once he'd come to the door, it became apparent there were other people in his flat.

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I made the decision there and then he was not going back in the flat.

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While he was at the door, I could see he had no weapons, I could see his empty hands.

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By letting him go back indoors, he's got markers for weapons, he's got markers for violence -

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you don't know where he's going to go and what he will pick up.

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An allegation has been made that you assaulted somebody by spitting at them.

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-BLEEP,

-you're being arrested on suspicion of assault.

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-For spitting in someone's face?

-..something you later rely on in court... Do you understand that?

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No, I don't understand that.

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-Come on, out you go, then.

-I'm coming.

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-Now, come on.

-Don't try and start holding me.

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-Come on out,

-BLEEP,

-this is your last chance.

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-BLEEP,

-this is Taser, get down on your knees.

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-Get down on the floor now! Do it!

-Get down!

-Kneel down!

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-This is a 50,000-volt Taser, kneel down.

-Down!

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Out of the way! Kneel down.

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You are thinking, crikey, I might have to use it here, this guy is violent.

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He doesn't look like he will comply with anything we are saying.

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-Get down!

-This is your last chance.

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-Kneel down!

-Do as you are told!

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Put your hands on your head!

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-Hands on your head!

-Put your hands on your head.

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To Shona's relief, the man's decided he doesn't want to risk being hit with 50,000 volts.

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If I had gone for the leg shot and missed, there is a possibility I could have got Craig

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and vice versa.

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We are thinking we are in a little bit of a sticky situation.

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MAN SHOUTS

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-Oi!

-I've got Taser drawn.

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-Taser is drawn.

-I'm on drive stun.

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Get him down.

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I've got it. I've got it.

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I'll drive stun him.

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Stunning!

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-BLEEP

-your stunning!

-BLEEP.

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-Who's got the van keys?

-He has.

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Come on, hurry up. You was waiting for this.

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Hurry up, man.

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What? What? What?

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Stand your ground.

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-Carry on, you

-BLEEP,

-with that, I'll

-BLEEP.

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Got it.

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We'll follow him down. We'll follow you down.

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When we first opened the door,

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there was a very strong smell of cannabis from inside the house.

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My first thought was he would be under the influence of drugs.

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The fact that we've got a really confined space in the hallway...

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For the officers to be trying to fight with him, someone would get injured.

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The female officer went to take hold of his arm.

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He pulled away rather violently.

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-BLEEP,

-this is Taser. Get down on your knees!

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-Get down on the floor now! Get down!

-Do it! Kneel down.

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This is a 50,000-volt Taser.

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I was thinking, should we Taser, because that's how we're taught.

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If he is not complying, he should be Tasered, but because of the angle

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that he was stood, it would make it very difficult to make sure you've got a shot.

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I would have been quite justifiably using my Taser,

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probably earlier on.

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But the situation we were in, it was easier to take the extra 20 seconds to get him to comply.

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Which he did. At the end of the day, it's going to hurt him more than anyone else.

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-Wow!

-It works, doesn't it?

-Wow.

-Like it? It works well.

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That is amazing. He was going to go, wasn't he?

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That was her first proper Taser deployment. She did really well.

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She was calm, collected, and did everything that was expected.

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Five miles away from Luton, in Dunstable,

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traffic cop Tanveer Hussain is on a mission to catch some youngsters in a stolen car.

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Chasing criminals has long been his ambition, ever since seeing how it was done on TV.

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I always wanted to be a police officer.

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Watching The Bill helped a little.

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I soon came to realise that nothing is solved in half an hour!

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The car has been seen on a nearby estate, but unless Tanveer

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finds it PDQ, this case won't be solved in half an hour either.

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It was stolen in a burglary during the night in Leighton Buzzard, ten miles away.

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I think it's for the kicks, is why they do it.

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That adrenaline rush of being in somebody's house,

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trying to steal the car keys and whatever else you can get your hands on.

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Then getting into the car and off they go.

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When cars get stolen, it's to the police helicopter, X-ray Alpha 99, that the cops turn first.

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It's one of two, covering five neighbouring counties.

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Between them, they catch 1,000 criminals a year.

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But first, they have to locate them.

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From the air and on the ground, the search is on.

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This is near Woodfield Green up here. This is where it must be.

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Near Woodfield Green. It could be somewhere around here.

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There were other units heading in that direction to try to locate the vehicle.

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As we more or less turned into the estate

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there was a blue Ford Focus in the distance, turning and going out of view.

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358 Oakwood Avenue, we've got a right, right, right.

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I'm behind the vehicle.

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Kilo, Yankee, Zero, Five, Whiskey, Tango, November.

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-99, how long, over?

-99 on scene.

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I see a visual. I'll take the commentary. Stand by. It's a right, right, now.

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The driver was aware I was behind him.

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The moment his speed increased, I activated the lights and followed the vehicle.

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I'm going to try and stop it, over.

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Stand by. Right, right, now.

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But the car thieves are not having any of it.

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They are determined to get away.

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Panda on Mountview Road.

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Closely behind Tanveer are more police vehicles -

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local bobbies in pandas.

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Keep your distance. I am fairly certain

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he will try and ram into me due to his speed and what he is doing.

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Keep your distance, if you can, please.

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Heading for open country, the driver's becoming increasingly desperate and dangerous.

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Speed is 70. 70.

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99, that vehicle is...

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Possible dead end here. Stand by for decamp.

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While we were going up the dirt track

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I thought, he is now looking for somewhere to decamp, do a runner.

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Stand by for decamp.

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The vehicle is off-road, off-road. I can't see any way out.

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Driver out. Black top, blue tracksuit bottoms, white stripes.

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Heading towards the church.

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In the cemetery of the church now.

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He is left, left, turning south, out of the church, on a track towards the quarry.

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As he comes to a stop, I think he hits a railway sleeper.

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He jumps out of the car and off he goes.

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The passenger is not as quick as his mate in the hoodie.

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He's been caught red-handed.

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He's bearing left into the tree line.

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-He is struggling through the tree line.

-He must have been 16,

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17, I am 30 - the little head start he had didn't help!

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Apparently he's in here somewhere.

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The offender has come through the tree line, running south towards the quarry.

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Can I have a unit towards Dunstable - head him off.

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To the officer that's been chasing this male, if you continue ahead towards the quarry, there is a path

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to your left, he will come out there.

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Day or night, the helicopter's gyro-stabilised thermal imaging camera

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is just the job for tracking moving heat sources.

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Except when they're in thick forests.

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99, stand by.

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I've lost him in the tree line, but I believe he's going to be on a path

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which is going to come round the back of the quarry.

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Tell the officer in the field looking at the aircraft now,

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come towards the aircraft.

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He is below me now. In the tree line there.

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Luckily, Tanveer, and now a police dog, are closing in fast on their prey.

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Police officer with a dog, show yourself!

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I was 100% confident that we were going to catch him.

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But there's a complication.

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Tanveer is in the middle of fasting

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for the holy month of Ramadan and running on empty is taking its toll.

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Having nothing to eat or drink, it's very difficult.

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I normally try and stay away from sports activities.

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We have something to eat before sunrise,

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and before sunset, we will open our fast,

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so we would have nothing during the hours of light.

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We will have nothing to drink or eat. On that day, I was fasting.

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Albeit a short distance run, it didn't go down well with my system.

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Decided to puke on the field.

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While Tanveer regains his strength,

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in Luton, someone else is experiencing that sick feeling.

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The man responsible for the deadly crash in Poland.

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OK, Peter.

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-Can you take...?

-Of course I can.

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Seven years after the accident, the last thing he was expecting this morning was to be suddenly wrenched

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from his home and family in England.

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It tugs on your heartstrings, certainly,

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feeling for her and a child and, to a certain degree, for him.

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As a father, I would not like to be...

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pulled away from my wife or my girlfriend and my newborn child.

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That's got to be the worst feeling in the world, but the underlying factor is, we have a job to do.

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We do it to the best of our ability.

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The job to do now is to read Piotr his rights.

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Are we going to the big room? After you.

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Chris went into the room with him, gave him the Polish copy

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of the arrest warrant so he could read it properly.

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At home, there's a lot of emotions flying around.

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He doesn't want to be taken away.

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We are now in the police station, he can concentrate on the task in hand.

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On the warrant, there are full details of the offence.

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It says on June 17th 2003, the convict violated traffic safety regulations, deliberately so.

0:22:170:22:25

Driving a Peugeot car, he failed to adapted the speed to obligatory

0:22:250:22:29

limits and as a result of the speed caused a crash with a Mercedes car,

0:22:290:22:34

and subsequently one of the Mercedes passengers died on the spot due to injuries caused in the crash.

0:22:340:22:41

Another passenger suffered a multi-organ injury, post-injury shock.

0:22:410:22:46

Fracture of the left lung and fracture of the pelvis.

0:22:460:22:51

The convict escaped on the spot.

0:22:510:22:54

So it looks like as soon as the crash occurred,

0:22:540:22:58

Peter has run from the scene of the crash.

0:22:580:23:01

It was obviously a serious crash, wasn't it?

0:23:010:23:03

You felt sorry for him, but you have to think of the family of the deceased.

0:23:070:23:14

They would want justice, the person responsible for the death

0:23:140:23:19

of their relative to be brought to justice.

0:23:190:23:24

The authorities in Poland are keeping their counterparts in Luton very busy today.

0:23:260:23:32

Another wanted Polish man has been brought into the main police station.

0:23:320:23:37

As it happens, with around 350 being extradited

0:23:370:23:41

back to Poland every year, a special fortnightly military flight has even been laid on for them.

0:23:410:23:47

OK, Peter, this is your room. Leave your shoes outside.

0:23:470:23:53

Let me have one more last check about. No. No belt. Good.

0:23:530:23:57

I will come and see you in a while.

0:23:570:24:00

I'll make sure that we get in contact with your partner.

0:24:000:24:03

Just as Piotr Zak is getting settled in, a PC out on patrol has sounded an alarm on his personal radio.

0:24:030:24:11

Chris had escorted Zak down to the cell.

0:24:110:24:14

I heard a tone that someone had hit their priority button.

0:24:140:24:18

Can someone let me out quickly, please? Have you got keys?

0:24:180:24:21

Yes...

0:24:210:24:24

Someone's hit the priority switch.

0:24:240:24:27

The priority button is a kind of panic alarm that's only ever used if a cop is in real danger.

0:24:270:24:33

When you hear that sound, it sends shivers down your spine, you react to it and drop everything and you go.

0:24:340:24:41

There's been some kind of altercation in the middle of Luton.

0:24:430:24:46

A PC is in trouble, but it is not clear exactly what happened.

0:24:460:24:51

-Where are we going?

-Towards the library, town centre.

0:24:510:24:55

In the control room, they are trying to gather what information they can.

0:24:580:25:03

A network of CCTV cameras covers the main downtown area.

0:25:030:25:08

And they've picked up a disturbance.

0:25:080:25:10

Two young men have been caught and are being restrained

0:25:110:25:15

while two more have been spotted on cameras fleeing the cops.

0:25:150:25:19

One of them has run out of gas, leaving another still on the loose.

0:25:230:25:28

Amongst the pandemonium, there is another problem.

0:25:300:25:34

-Where are we going?

-The police radios aren't working.

0:25:340:25:37

The only information I knew then, there were a couple of lads that had made off from officers.

0:25:370:25:43

I'm calling up on the radio to find out what is happening

0:25:430:25:47

and realising that the channel that I was on had been dedicated for a firearms channel.

0:25:470:25:52

There was a firearms incident going on.

0:25:520:25:54

We were being drip-fed information.

0:25:560:25:59

The information is that the gang turned on a lone officer,

0:25:590:26:03

although it is understood he isn't badly hurt.

0:26:030:26:06

One of the gang is still at large somewhere nearby.

0:26:070:26:11

All of a sudden, we heard

0:26:150:26:17

the second person was seen to be in the multistorey car park.

0:26:170:26:23

A few more things were coming through, but at that stage,

0:26:260:26:29

I didn't know why we were looking for these individuals.

0:26:290:26:32

You all right securing that there for us?

0:26:320:26:34

Chris, pull this down.

0:26:400:26:42

A dog has been called in to help search the car park, but Martin doesn't want to wait.

0:26:420:26:47

All right?

0:26:500:26:52

The problem is, where he has gone in...

0:26:580:27:01

He could have either gone over that fence where Martin has gone into,

0:27:030:27:07

or there is a door that he could have come up. He could go higher.

0:27:070:27:11

Now the dog is in there, I won't go higher, because the dog will do the whole car park.

0:27:110:27:15

Back on the outskirts of Dunstable, the other runner being chased

0:27:190:27:23

by the police, the hoodied car thief, has just been spotted again.

0:27:230:27:27

I have a faint heat source in that wood.

0:27:300:27:35

Officer on Beach Road, walking away from the panda, I want you to walk back another 50m.

0:27:350:27:42

Hold there, in case he pops out. He may pop out to your left.

0:27:420:27:45

It's a false alarm - it is only Tanveer.

0:27:450:27:49

It was me walking through initially, over.

0:27:490:27:51

OK, visual of you now.

0:27:510:27:54

Despite their efforts and the helicopter's technology,

0:27:540:27:58

the car crook has vanished without trace.

0:27:580:28:02

He is here. He is hiding in here somewhere.

0:28:070:28:09

He is obviously taking cover.

0:28:090:28:11

It is difficult for the helicopter to pick up a heat source.

0:28:110:28:14

Especially some of the areas, the undergrowth, it is difficult for them to pick up a heat source.

0:28:140:28:19

But, thankfully, the cops have a lead on who the lad is.

0:28:220:28:26

The passenger caught and arrested in the crashed stolen car has given them the name of a local teenager

0:28:260:28:32

who is well-known for burglary and car theft.

0:28:320:28:36

This information came from the passenger to 315.

0:28:360:28:40

He said it might be worth putting out a Tannoy, over.

0:28:400:28:43

We've got a name for the driver, we've got a name.

0:28:430:28:46

Hopefully, we put a Tannoy out with his name on it, it may lure him out.

0:28:460:28:51

This is the police helicopter...

0:28:510:28:52

The Tannoy is another great bit of chopper technology.

0:28:520:28:56

A 700-watt loudspeaker system.

0:28:560:28:59

This is the police helicopter...

0:29:010:29:02

INDISTINCT SPEECH OVER TANNOY

0:29:020:29:08

Give yourself up now.

0:29:080:29:10

So that message went on for a couple of minutes, a few times, but it didn't work.

0:29:100:29:16

He just literally disappeared.

0:29:160:29:18

We have reviewed the video, we have him going into the woods.

0:29:180:29:23

We never saw him come out.

0:29:230:29:26

It is not often someone on foot escapes a police chopper and a police dog.

0:29:260:29:31

Extremely thick undergrowth and brambles.

0:29:310:29:35

I have searched it as best as I can.

0:29:350:29:38

The dog is struggling as well at times.

0:29:380:29:41

There is another problem - now the chopper is running on empty.

0:29:410:29:45

I'm running out of fuel now. I'm going to have to leave.

0:29:450:29:50

I will leave it up to you. Good luck.

0:29:500:29:53

However, as they now know who it is, they will issue an arrest warrant

0:29:530:29:58

-and pick him up round his house instead.

-We knew who he was.

0:29:580:30:03

It was only a matter of time before he would be detained.

0:30:030:30:06

If he wasn't detained that day. It's just nice if I could have had him that day.

0:30:060:30:10

There's no need for any more beating around the bushes in Luton -

0:30:160:30:20

the cops have had better luck.

0:30:200:30:23

They have found the lad who was hiding in the multistorey car park.

0:30:230:30:27

He's the last to be rounded up after the altercation in the town centre.

0:30:290:30:33

It was some sort of scuffle and an emergency button was pressed.

0:30:350:30:38

They have two detained. This lad has made off, but we have no idea what he has done yet.

0:30:380:30:44

That's him. We got him.

0:30:440:30:46

I don't know what for, but we got him.

0:30:460:30:49

Back in the control room, they are managing to piece together what exactly happened earlier.

0:30:520:30:57

Just out of view of the CCTV cameras, an officer on his own

0:30:590:31:04

was viciously set upon by four youths.

0:31:040:31:07

While he wrestled with two of them, a pair of Good Samaritans have tried to help.

0:31:070:31:12

A taxi driver, in the red shirt, and a passer-by,

0:31:120:31:16

who has an assailant that's been cuffed pinned on the floor.

0:31:160:31:19

To know one of your colleagues has been assaulted is a horrible feeling.

0:31:230:31:27

Almost a sickly feeling.

0:31:270:31:28

But when it is someone from the unit that you are a lot closer to, because we are a very close unit,

0:31:300:31:37

it's more deep-seated, sickly feeling.

0:31:370:31:40

Tim? Where is George Street West?

0:31:400:31:43

News has come in that their colleague who was assaulted has taken a turn for the worse.

0:31:430:31:48

He's managed to get through to say he's suffering a delayed reaction.

0:31:480:31:54

All we knew, that he was on his own and we just wanted to get to him.

0:31:540:31:58

You don't know to what degree he's been assaulted.

0:31:580:32:02

You need make sure he's OK.

0:32:020:32:05

It's a race against time to find him.

0:32:050:32:07

-Oh.

-Ohh.

0:32:150:32:18

Are you all right? Are you all right, mate? What happened?

0:32:230:32:28

-24.

-Martin and Chris's colleague isn't 100%.

-24.

0:32:320:32:37

-24.

-Nor, still, are the radios.

0:32:380:32:42

Golf Alpha 24, urgent.

0:32:420:32:44

146 has been kicked in the head. He's got a head injury.

0:32:460:32:50

Let the ambulance know, please, get them to hurry up.

0:32:500:32:54

All right, mate. Don't worry. Don't worry.

0:32:590:33:01

-All right, son. Don't worry.

-His being sick is not because of Ramadan, like Tanveer.

0:33:030:33:09

It's much more serious. It's a symptom of concussion.

0:33:090:33:12

He is an extremely fit lad.

0:33:120:33:16

To see him as pale as he was in the face, deflated and shocked...

0:33:160:33:20

To see him in that state, it was a shock to me.

0:33:200:33:25

It wasn't nice at all.

0:33:250:33:27

He is conscious, he is breathing, he's very light-headed.

0:33:270:33:31

The officer, who, because of fears for his safety can't be identified,

0:33:310:33:35

is thought to have disturbed the gang while they were burgling a pub.

0:33:350:33:38

One of them has then fought with the policeman when he went to arrest them.

0:33:380:33:41

We didn't hear a thing, seriously.

0:33:430:33:46

During the Taser, there were too many people in the way.

0:33:460:33:50

The other three jumped me to stop me getting to him.

0:33:500:33:54

As we were laying on the floor, struggling and I'm trying to put handcuffs on him,

0:33:540:34:00

one of the group of three have come along and basically toe-punted me to the side of my head.

0:34:000:34:07

Ironically, it was a chance encounter,

0:34:070:34:09

which happened whilst a separate enquiry for another European arrest warrant was being made.

0:34:090:34:14

It is scary, because you don't know what people are intending to do.

0:34:140:34:19

At this point, this group are hell-bent on getting away,

0:34:190:34:22

which suggests to me if they are that intent on getting away, they have done something serious.

0:34:220:34:28

At that point, they could have done anything they wanted.

0:34:280:34:31

If they had drawn a knife, I would never have seen it.

0:34:310:34:34

This is where it is six or seven minutes old in terms of length of incident,

0:34:370:34:41

and still no-one has come to help.

0:34:410:34:43

No-one was responding to me.

0:34:460:34:48

So for all intents and purposes, I was on my own.

0:34:480:34:50

In 2007, a PC was stabbed to death

0:34:520:34:54

in one of Luton's main shopping streets.

0:34:540:34:58

You certainly don't get paid enough to be assaulted.

0:34:580:35:01

You don't expect to come to work and have to deal with it,

0:35:010:35:04

although given the nature of the people we are dealing with,

0:35:040:35:08

it's now a frequent occurrence.

0:35:080:35:11

I think that's the worrying thing, that you've now got

0:35:110:35:15

groups of people, groups of young men,

0:35:150:35:18

whatever race or religion they're from,

0:35:180:35:22

that are now prepared to actually see a police officer on their own

0:35:220:35:27

and think, "We're going to have a go here."

0:35:270:35:30

You said also that you've been stabbed in your arm.

0:35:300:35:33

Yeah, down here.

0:35:330:35:35

You can move your fingers, though, can't you? No pins and needles?

0:35:350:35:38

I have no issues working on my own at all.

0:35:380:35:41

I have no issues in being single crews.

0:35:410:35:43

But I have major issues with the way in which current policing cuts

0:35:430:35:49

are going to affect the way in which we police.

0:35:490:35:53

That type of incident is more likely to be a regular occurrence.

0:35:530:35:57

Even being armed with a Taser sometimes is of no use.

0:36:000:36:03

The Taser couldn't be used

0:36:100:36:12

due to the fact there was more of a risk to me losing the Taser

0:36:120:36:16

and being a victim of it,

0:36:160:36:18

rather than being able to use it to effect arrest.

0:36:180:36:23

Fortunately, despite his kick in the head,

0:36:230:36:25

the officer has remembered where he first came across his assailants.

0:36:250:36:29

We're coming back as well.

0:36:290:36:30

They're gone to the Black Horse. It is the King's Arms, we think.

0:36:300:36:34

Yes.

0:36:340:36:35

Thanks very much. Thank you for your help.

0:36:350:36:38

While the injured officer goes for a hospital check-up,

0:36:380:36:41

his mates are off to the pub, the King's Arms.

0:36:410:36:44

After another hectic day, it's literally time for break-fast,

0:36:520:36:57

for those observing the rules of Ramadan.

0:36:570:36:59

Corn Flakes, though, are not on tonight's menu.

0:37:030:37:06

When the sun goes down, we head for the nearest takeaway or home

0:37:060:37:12

and literally eat until we can't eat any more.

0:37:120:37:15

Can we have three chicken tikkas, fresh naan?

0:37:150:37:18

Just do us a bit of doner meat on top, if you don't mind.

0:37:180:37:23

After no food or drink for 16 hours, only one thing will do for Tanveer.

0:37:230:37:28

I don't mind a chicken tikka, I'm not too fond of shish for some reason,

0:37:280:37:32

but it's doner kebab with the salad, peppers, a bit of lemon juice,

0:37:320:37:36

a bit of salt...goes down well.

0:37:360:37:38

About a thousand and one takeaways along that stretch.

0:37:410:37:44

I've been in there and I've purchased food and stuff like that,

0:37:440:37:47

and the people behind the counter and everybody else is,

0:37:470:37:51

"How are you? How's work? Busy day?"

0:37:510:37:53

The community understands what I do, but it all comes back to respect.

0:37:530:37:59

You have to respect somebody in order to earn respect.

0:37:590:38:02

It's not a one-way thing.

0:38:020:38:04

Because I'm wearing this uniform, I'm not better than anybody else.

0:38:040:38:07

The King's Arms in Luton, it turns out,

0:38:110:38:13

has recently been burnt out.

0:38:130:38:16

The cops are hoping a search of it will shed light

0:38:160:38:18

on why the men seen there earlier turned so violent.

0:38:180:38:23

What we needed to do was go in there to find out

0:38:230:38:27

what was of attraction to these lads.

0:38:270:38:30

I wonder if that's what they were after.

0:38:390:38:42

The pub is either haunted, or Martin and Chris are not alone.

0:38:420:38:47

Who's upstairs? It's the police!

0:38:500:38:52

Bird?

0:38:560:38:58

I don't know, you know.

0:39:010:39:03

Police officers! Make yourself known!

0:39:030:39:07

BANGING

0:39:100:39:12

We suddenly started hearing footsteps

0:39:120:39:15

of somebody possibly running above a loft hatch.

0:39:150:39:18

-So, believing there was somebody else actually inside...

-Chris?

0:39:180:39:22

There's movement, coming this side.

0:39:220:39:24

Taser drawn, Chris is taking no chances.

0:39:240:39:27

It has quite a powerful torch at the front,

0:39:290:39:32

but it also emanates a laser dot.

0:39:320:39:35

So by shining that up into the loft hatch,

0:39:350:39:38

you get the laser as well.

0:39:380:39:40

It's a bit of an incentive.

0:39:400:39:42

If we've got somebody up there hiding from us,

0:39:420:39:44

we need to get them down.

0:39:440:39:46

But they may already be down, round the back, outside.

0:39:460:39:51

Serious? Don't mess about?

0:39:530:39:54

Honestly. Don't go in there until you're sure.

0:39:540:39:56

Are you all right here?

0:39:560:40:00

All of a sudden, this guy

0:40:020:40:04

who I can only describe as Jack Sparrow,

0:40:040:40:07

the living Jack Sparrow, comes up to us.

0:40:070:40:10

I've got nothing to hide.

0:40:100:40:12

-Go on.

-Will do.

-Go, do one.

0:40:120:40:15

All right, bro. What's going on here, then?

0:40:150:40:18

It doesn't matter. Go!

0:40:180:40:20

I tell you what, go away or you're going to get yourself lifted. Go on!

0:40:200:40:23

-It's all right. It's well burnt out!

-Go! Move! Go! Go! Go!

0:40:230:40:30

It's well burnt out there. Why are they going up there?

0:40:300:40:34

-Mate, you seriously need to go now.

-I seriously need to go?

0:40:340:40:38

You do. Otherwise, you're going to get nicked.

0:40:380:40:40

Why am I going to get nicked?

0:40:400:40:42

You're obstructing us. You've opened the door of the police car.

0:40:420:40:45

-I'm obstructing you?

-Go away.

-Why? Are you going over there?

0:40:450:40:48

Go away! HE LAUGHS

0:40:480:40:51

I've obstructed him from going somewhere!

0:40:510:40:55

It's your last chance, mate.

0:40:580:41:00

With only the old safe inside,

0:41:040:41:05

the cops will be weighing anchor as well.

0:41:050:41:09

We cleared it and there was nobody in there.

0:41:090:41:12

Whether it was a haunted pub or not, or a big rat,

0:41:120:41:15

we're not really too sure, but obviously it had to be looked at.

0:41:150:41:19

At the police station in Luton, the officer assaulted near the pub earlier

0:41:220:41:25

is back from being looked at in hospital.

0:41:250:41:29

HE CHUCKLES

0:41:340:41:37

He's not there, mate.

0:41:370:41:38

Martin started having a bit of banter.

0:41:380:41:43

When banter begins, and his personality starts coming out,

0:41:430:41:48

it's reassuring that he's getting back to his old self and beginning to recover.

0:41:480:41:52

His clothes have been seized purely for evidence purposes,

0:41:520:41:57

along with that of the offenders' as well.

0:41:570:42:00

So if they deny ever being in contact with him,

0:42:000:42:02

forensics can look at possible DNA or fibre transfer.

0:42:020:42:07

When we went to hospital, and the doctor said...

0:42:070:42:11

she checked my ears and said she wanted me to go for a CT scan.

0:42:110:42:14

-Now they've taken my clothes off me!

-The main thing is you're all right.

0:42:140:42:18

-I appreciate your help.

-No worries.

0:42:180:42:21

I absolutely commend Martin for the way that he actually restrained

0:42:210:42:27

and effectively defended himself and fought with those...

0:42:270:42:31

certainly three of them that I saw on the CCTV,

0:42:310:42:34

for the amount of time that he did.

0:42:340:42:37

You know, Martin, at a point there, was, I believe,

0:42:370:42:40

fighting for survival.

0:42:400:42:42

On the outskirts of Luton,

0:42:490:42:51

some more traffic cops are running low on fuel.

0:42:510:42:55

Sergeant Tony Richardson and PC Sam Sparks

0:42:550:42:58

need some for their patrol car and themselves.

0:42:580:43:01

I'm going to go and get some petrol

0:43:010:43:04

because I've just seen how much we've got left.

0:43:040:43:06

-Not a lot.

-We've got 45 miles' worth.

0:43:060:43:10

-I'm going to buy some Red Bull.

-Red Bull?

0:43:100:43:14

Yes. I had a litre of it last night...

0:43:140:43:17

You know we can have a coffee here, don't you?

0:43:170:43:20

I was very tired and the mention of coffee was made

0:43:200:43:24

and Red Bull, which means staying-awake juice.

0:43:240:43:27

With the tank full, Sam's going for her wings.

0:43:270:43:32

We were approached by a young Asian chap.

0:43:320:43:35

He was very chatty but, to be fair, very drunk.

0:43:350:43:38

And he made some comment, "I'm really drunk, I've driven here."

0:43:380:43:42

But at that time, there were no other cars on the forecourt, other than our car.

0:43:420:43:47

Even so, Sam and Tony are betting their bottom dollar

0:43:490:43:52

the man has driven here.

0:43:520:43:53

We're not going far. We're just going to go over the road.

0:43:530:43:57

They're going to sit up and wait out of sight

0:43:570:43:59

and see if they're onto a winner.

0:43:590:44:01

-Where are we going to sit?

-Just over there.

0:44:010:44:05

But unless the man gets in a car and then drives,

0:44:050:44:08

all bets will be off.

0:44:080:44:10

We have the offence of being in charge of a motor vehicle

0:44:100:44:16

whilst unfit, but it is easier and better evidence

0:44:160:44:23

to actually show that someone is driving.

0:44:230:44:26

We're just keeping out of the way at the moment so he doesn't see us.

0:44:310:44:36

So we can allow him to get to his vehicle, if he is going to make off.

0:44:360:44:40

Sure enough, the man has got a vehicle hidden round the corner.

0:44:460:44:50

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

0:44:500:44:52

Sam and Tony's hunch was spot-on. They've hit the jackpot.

0:44:520:44:57

As he got into it, then we made our move

0:45:000:45:03

to actually stop him if he moved off. Sure enough, he moved off.

0:45:030:45:07

1261?

0:45:070:45:09

Yeah, we've got to follow.

0:45:090:45:12

Foxtrot, Mike, Zero, Four, Lima, November, Juliet.

0:45:120:45:15

Possible OPL. Sundon Park Road. Stand by.

0:45:150:45:20

MESSAGE OVER RADIO

0:45:230:45:25

Oh, hang on. No, no, no.

0:45:260:45:29

OK, go.

0:45:320:45:33

'Confirm you've got a vehicle failing to stop, over?'

0:45:340:45:37

-Vehicle's stopped, one in custody.

-Oi, pack it in.

0:45:370:45:41

The driver's paralytic, no need for a roadside breath test.

0:45:410:45:45

-He's coming quietly.

-I've got it, I've got it.

0:45:450:45:49

You're under arrest on suspicion of driving whilst over the prescribed limit.

0:45:490:45:52

You don't have to say anything, but it may harm your defence

0:45:520:45:55

if you don't mention when questioned something which you later rely on in court.

0:45:550:45:58

Anything you do say may be given in evidence.

0:45:580:46:01

'1261?'

0:46:010:46:03

1261, one in custody.

0:46:050:46:06

'He smelt very strongly of intoxicating liquor,

0:46:060:46:10

'so we knew he was drunk.'

0:46:100:46:11

It was just to what extent.

0:46:110:46:14

That will be determined by testing him at the nick.

0:46:150:46:19

-You're not going to be sick, are you?

-What for?

0:46:240:46:28

-Why would I be sick, man?

-HE MUMBLES

0:46:300:46:32

I wasn't asking you to be sick. I was saying you won't be sick.

0:46:320:46:35

No, but my hands feel a bit uncomfortable.

0:46:350:46:38

Ah, well. They'll be off soon. Have you been arrested before?

0:46:380:46:43

-Who?

-You.

0:46:430:46:44

-Me to know, you to find out, innit?

-OK.

0:46:440:46:47

-Don't need to give you no details, nothing like that.

-OK.

0:46:470:46:51

Now he's in the back of the car, he's not coming so quietly after all.

0:46:510:46:55

Listen, I'm not reaching out to you. You don't need to take your seat belt off to me.

0:46:550:46:59

-Sit back.

-What? I'm sitting forward to you.

0:46:590:47:02

I'm not shagging you, am I?

0:47:020:47:04

-No, you're quite right, you're not.

-So?

0:47:040:47:07

-What you

-BLEEP

-like, know what I mean?

0:47:070:47:10

'In the back of the car, he was really vile.'

0:47:100:47:12

He was really rude, and I think was trying to provoke a reaction to get me angry.

0:47:120:47:17

-You won't take that in the TV, will it?

-Be quiet.

0:47:170:47:21

See? You don't like it, do you, officers?

0:47:210:47:24

-You don't like it, do you?

-I don't like you.

0:47:240:47:26

-You don't like your own

-BLEEP

-medicine, do you?

-Calm down!

0:47:260:47:29

-Yeah, why? Why should I calm down?

-He just was nonstop.

0:47:290:47:33

It was eff this and eff that. The expletives that were coming out of him.

0:47:330:47:38

Then when we got to the police station,

0:47:380:47:40

he then concentrated on sexual innuendos towards Sam.

0:47:400:47:45

Make it proper.

0:47:450:47:47

No, I don't shag your mum.

0:47:480:47:50

-Be quiet.

-Yeah. Does any...

-Yes?

0:47:510:47:55

-You're boring me now.

-Am I boring? How am I boring you?

0:47:550:47:59

The man seems to have a problem with women.

0:47:590:48:01

I think he had a distinct hatred towards women,

0:48:010:48:04

especially the policewoman that had just arrested him.

0:48:040:48:07

Put your foot down.

0:48:070:48:08

Yeah, you want to see my dick?

0:48:130:48:15

-I don't have to give

-BLEEP

-all to you.

0:48:150:48:16

What are you going to do to me? Nothing!

0:48:160:48:18

After breaking his fast and satisfying his hunger,

0:48:240:48:27

Tanveer's also heading to a petrol station.

0:48:270:48:30

He's after a cuppa...

0:48:300:48:32

HE YAWNS

0:48:320:48:33

..to keep himself awake.

0:48:330:48:37

I was on my way to the BP to grab a cup of tea.

0:48:370:48:42

As I pulled onto the forecourt, I noticed a bike over to the left, parked up.

0:48:420:48:48

And I looked into the shop floor

0:48:500:48:51

and standing by the counter was this male.

0:48:510:48:54

As he looked out and I looked at him, for some reason I thought,

0:48:570:49:01

"Yeah, he's had alcohol. He's consumed alcohol."

0:49:010:49:04

This bloke who was standing there looks pissed as a fart,

0:49:040:49:08

but I can't see any car.

0:49:080:49:09

The motorbike outside must be his.

0:49:090:49:13

As I went in, he passed me and got onto the bike.

0:49:130:49:16

I very quickly spoke to the staff.

0:49:190:49:21

They said he'd purchased some cigarettes,

0:49:210:49:24

and the staff mentioned that it appeared to them

0:49:240:49:28

that he might have consumed alcohol.

0:49:280:49:31

As I came out, he sat on the bike, smoking a cigarette,

0:49:340:49:39

which to me straight away said, "Look at me, I'm nervous, I'm trying to hide something."

0:49:390:49:43

Because anybody with a bit of common sense wouldn't smoke a cigarette

0:49:430:49:48

on a forecourt, would they? Let's be honest.

0:49:480:49:50

As I pulled out of the forecourt, he then followed me,

0:49:520:49:56

and then he went past me as I pulled to the left.

0:49:560:49:59

Tanveer's decided it's time to have a word.

0:49:590:50:04

I tried to stop him...

0:50:040:50:05

..but I think he had other ideas.

0:50:060:50:08

Chasing people on motorbikes is always risky.

0:50:110:50:14

Chasing drunks on motorbikes even more so.

0:50:140:50:18

Tanveer needs permission to carry on from his boss,

0:50:180:50:21

the control room inspector, call sign Oscar.

0:50:210:50:25

'With motorcycles, motorbikes, it's difficult,

0:50:250:50:28

'because the pursuit criteria's different.

0:50:280:50:32

'I informed control room that it was a motorbike,

0:50:320:50:37

'and this is the speed that he was doing, there's no other vehicles.

0:50:370:50:41

'The inspector, the Oscars up there, were happy for me to pursue the vehicle.'

0:50:410:50:45

A vehicle failing to stop, it's Kilo, Uniform, Five, Six...

0:50:450:50:49

'When he started to weave and he was failing to stop,

0:50:490:50:51

'I'm thinking, "Yeah, this guy has consumed alcohol." He does not want to be caught.'

0:50:510:50:55

We're just entering Riverfield Drive, towards Darlington Road.

0:50:550:51:01

It is some sort of motorbike.

0:51:010:51:04

Mixed-race male, wearing a helmet.

0:51:060:51:08

Approaching the roundabout, stand by.

0:51:080:51:11

He's just been into Bury Walk.

0:51:230:51:25

Tanveer is out of luck.

0:51:270:51:29

Another one's gone off-road and, this time, he can't follow.

0:51:290:51:33

358, he's gone in to Bury Walk,

0:51:350:51:38

and it looks like he's turned right into...

0:51:380:51:43

I think it's towards Bedford Town Cricket Club.

0:51:430:51:47

It's just a matter of having that local knowledge and getting other units in the area,

0:51:470:51:51

and plotting up and hoping that it's going to pop out somewhere.

0:51:510:51:54

Back at the police station,

0:51:570:51:59

the drunk driver with a bad attitude towards women

0:51:590:52:02

has had a man assigned to finish his alcohol testing procedure.

0:52:020:52:06

-Custody record, please, Sam?

-4766.

0:52:060:52:09

Have you, since the time of the alleged offence,

0:52:090:52:12

consumed any or used any of the following things, and, if so, what?

0:52:120:52:16

Any alcohol?

0:52:160:52:18

Who's he talking to? Is he talking to you or something like that?

0:52:200:52:24

I can't understand him, I need an interpreter.

0:52:240:52:26

I can't understand what he's saying to me.

0:52:260:52:29

I can't understand you, mate.

0:52:310:52:32

Have you smoked within the last five minutes?

0:52:320:52:36

-Have you smoked...?

-Not deaf and dumb. What are you saying?

0:52:390:52:42

I can't understand him.

0:52:420:52:44

The man's been here and done it all before.

0:52:440:52:47

He's a person that's known and has actually been convicted

0:52:470:52:50

of failing to provide specimen of breath for roadside analysis

0:52:500:52:52

and at the station.

0:52:520:52:54

He knew the score, he knew what he was going to do.

0:52:540:52:56

I warn you that failing to provide either of these specimens will render you liable to prosecution.

0:52:560:53:01

Do you agree to provide two specimens of breath for analysis?

0:53:010:53:05

No understand.

0:53:060:53:07

Last chance, hero. Are you going to give me any breath?

0:53:080:53:12

-I need an interpreter. I don't understand what you're saying.

-All right.

0:53:120:53:16

-See you later.

-Come this way.

-That's it?

-Yeah, go.

0:53:160:53:19

Failing to provide is just a way of concealing how much has been drunk,

0:53:200:53:25

but the unpleasant man will be charged anyway.

0:53:250:53:27

'He was incredibly obnoxious.

0:53:270:53:30

'I've not come across one like him for a long, long time.'

0:53:300:53:34

It's just good to know that we've got a drink driver off the streets for a while.

0:53:340:53:37

Sam's colleague Tanveer is still hoping to get the biker

0:53:370:53:42

who fled from the garage off the streets.

0:53:420:53:45

It might depend on whether or not he was caught on CCTV.

0:53:450:53:50

I went back to the garage to try and speak to the staff

0:53:500:53:53

in relation to CCTV, because every forecourt has CCTV.

0:53:530:53:56

As you enter the store, there was CCTV in the store,

0:53:560:53:59

continually recording.

0:53:590:54:01

The footage shows the lad came in for some cigarettes.

0:54:040:54:08

He purchased some cigarettes to the value of £5.77.

0:54:080:54:11

I think he initially just paid 77p and started to walk off.

0:54:130:54:17

The staff just made mention that he owed another £5,

0:54:170:54:20

which he promptly paid,

0:54:200:54:22

and it was at that point they suspected he had something to drink.

0:54:220:54:26

I think for the next 40, 45 minutes, there were two sightings of him.

0:54:270:54:32

The first sighting was literally the other side of the field where I had last seen him.

0:54:320:54:37

The other sighting was actually in the village of Great Barford.

0:54:370:54:41

We took up a static point not far from Great Barford,

0:54:410:54:44

hoping he would come past.

0:54:440:54:46

Every time there was a sighting, we would head in that direction to see if we can locate him.

0:54:460:54:51

Playing the waiting game has paid off.

0:54:510:54:54

It's now in Great Barford, making off from another police officer,

0:54:540:54:59

or a police officer in the vehicle.

0:54:590:55:02

So we'll now head off to Great Barford.

0:55:020:55:04

He was seen hiding in the back garden of a house,

0:55:080:55:12

where he was detained.

0:55:120:55:14

Yeah, that's him.

0:55:150:55:17

-This is the chap...

-This is who we saw in the filling station.

0:55:180:55:21

-Hello, mate. You all right?

-This is the guy who ran off from me.

0:55:210:55:25

-Come on, mate, don't play that game.

-I honestly don't.

0:55:260:55:29

-I saw you in the filling station.

-In where?

0:55:290:55:31

In the filling station, Newnham Avenue.

0:55:310:55:34

The biker's donned a hoodie, and is claiming it's a case of mistaken identity,

0:55:340:55:38

but he isn't fooling Tanveer.

0:55:380:55:40

No, I recognise your face. I don't care what you're wearing.

0:55:400:55:44

Driver said he was wearing a grey hoodie with a cycle jacket on underneath.

0:55:440:55:48

-And the white trainers. Right, nice disguise. Come on, mate.

-We've seen the CCTV, so...

0:55:480:55:52

Look out, look out, look out. Have a seat.

0:55:520:55:56

'He was a bit of a naughty boy back in the day.

0:55:570:55:59

'He then took the right path,

0:55:590:56:01

'and last we heard, he was going around local schools, speaking to youngsters

0:56:010:56:07

'about how to stay out of local gangs and not get involved in crime.'

0:56:070:56:12

And, obviously, be good at school, and do your education.

0:56:120:56:16

So, um... Yeah. That's what he was doing.

0:56:160:56:21

Clearly he's forgotten the message about practise what you preach.

0:56:210:56:24

Another nail in the biker's coffin has been found.

0:56:260:56:29

How many has he got in there?

0:56:290:56:31

-He'd have probably had two or three.

-Yeah.

0:56:310:56:34

That's the packet he bought from the filling station.

0:56:340:56:37

-Yeah. £5 and how much was it? £5.77?

-I don't know.

0:56:370:56:40

Yeah. All right, mate. Pull the other one.

0:56:400:56:43

-Right, see you back there.

-Yeah, no worries, mate.

0:56:450:56:47

The bike rider's cigarettes turned out to be rather expensive

0:56:490:56:53

after a £300 fine was added to his late-night shopping bill

0:56:530:56:57

for drink-driving and for failing to stop for the police.

0:56:570:57:00

His licence was also taken away for 12 months.

0:57:000:57:04

It turned out the drunk driver was driving whilst already banned,

0:57:060:57:09

incredibly for being caught drinking and driving six times in the last seven years.

0:57:090:57:15

On this occasion, he was sent straight to prison for six months

0:57:150:57:19

and given a further driving ban of five years.

0:57:190:57:22

The teenage car thief who made Tanveer sick was arrested at his home three days afterwards.

0:57:260:57:32

He was sentenced to an 18-month youth rehabilitation order for stealing the car,

0:57:320:57:37

and disqualified from driving for a year.

0:57:370:57:40

The highly charged male who was arrested at Taser-point for allegedly spitting at a neighbour

0:57:440:57:48

wasn't electrocuted, or prosecuted either,

0:57:480:57:51

after all the charges against him were dropped.

0:57:510:57:54

The Polish hit-and-run driver was flown home a week after his arrest

0:57:570:58:02

and is currently serving four years in prison

0:58:020:58:04

for causing the death of another motorist.

0:58:040:58:07

One of the young men who fought with the police officer pleaded guilty to assault,

0:58:080:58:12

and was given a youth rehabilitation order.

0:58:120:58:15

Two others were handed referral orders.

0:58:150:58:18

But the booty they may have been after in the burnt-out pub

0:58:180:58:21

turned out not to be pieces of eight after all.

0:58:210:58:24

The safe was empty.

0:58:240:58:25

# Pieces of eight! Pieces of eight!

0:58:250:58:28

# Ha ha ha! #

0:58:280:58:30

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0:58:430:58:48

In Bedfordshire, traffic cops armed with 50,000 volt tasers are called in to make a difficult arrest, a lone traffic cop is set upon by a gang of youths in Luton town centre and a desperate teenager leads cops on a hair-raising pursuit in a stolen car.