‘Great teamwork’ - Double stinger ends lengthy A12 police chase of suspected stolen car

The shredded tyre of a vehicle stopped by a police stinger Picture: ESSEX ROADS POLICING UNIT

The shredded tyre of a vehicle stopped by a police stinger Picture: ESSEX ROADS POLICING UNIT - Credit: Essex Police

A suspected stolen car was chased along the A12 in Essex last night - before a double police stinger brought it to a halt.

A suspected stolen car after its stop by a police stinger Picture: ESSEX ROADS POLICING UNIT

A suspected stolen car after its stop by a police stinger Picture: ESSEX ROADS POLICING UNIT - Credit: Essex Police

Essex Police’s Roads Policing Unit praised colleagues’ “great teamwork” in pursuing the car, which is alleged to have been stolen during a burglary.

The car was chased from Chelmsford to Marks Tey and then back southwards to Brentwood, where it was stung twice by Metropolitan Police officers.

In a tweet, which showed the vehicle’s shredded tyres following the sting, Essex Roads Policing Unit, said two people had been arrested on suspicion of committing “multiple offences” including burglary and possession of a knife.

A police stinger is also known as a “spike strip” and is used to impede the movement of vehicles by puncturing their tyres.


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