Police officers injured trying to stop a suspect - who crashed into a petrol station while dragging them along

Gazette: Police officers injured trying to stop a suspect - who crashed into a petrol station while dragging them along Police officers injured trying to stop a suspect - who crashed into a petrol station while dragging them along

TWO police officers were dragged along by a car as they tried to stop a suspect.

The officers were searching a man’s car for drugs in Old Road, Clacton when he tried to drive off.

They tried to wrestle with the driver through the window of the Audi A6 and it careered into the Shell petrol station.

The officers suffered minor injuries today at 3.30pm, but managed to arrest a man, 40, from Clacton, and a woman, 37, from the Clacton area.

See tomorrow's Daily Gazette for the full story.

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7:29pm Wed 26 Mar 14

DailyGazette says...

Don't hold on to moving cars, Dingbats!
Don't hold on to moving cars, Dingbats! DailyGazette
  • Score: -18

8:40pm Wed 26 Mar 14

TonyLR2 says...

DailyGazette wrote:
Don't hold on to moving cars, Dingbats!
So they get away with it then?
[quote][p][bold]DailyGazette[/bold] wrote: Don't hold on to moving cars, Dingbats![/p][/quote]So they get away with it then? TonyLR2
  • Score: 7

9:39pm Wed 26 Mar 14

colcestrian says...

Erm if they had already stopped the vehicle and were searching it, why was the suspect still in the vehicle ? Why hadn't they taken the keys out ? Presuming they were driving a car why hadn't they blocked him so the suspect couldn't drive off ?
Erm if they had already stopped the vehicle and were searching it, why was the suspect still in the vehicle ? Why hadn't they taken the keys out ? Presuming they were driving a car why hadn't they blocked him so the suspect couldn't drive off ? colcestrian
  • Score: -4

8:09am Thu 27 Mar 14

stevedawson says...

I suspect a small error in the reporting facts here.
I suspect a small error in the reporting facts here. stevedawson
  • Score: -1

11:48am Thu 27 Mar 14

DailyGazette says...

TonyLR2 wrote:
DailyGazette wrote:
Don't hold on to moving cars, Dingbats!
So they get away with it then?
Take down the reg'.
Call for back up. Maybe a car chase, cops love them.
[quote][p][bold]TonyLR2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DailyGazette[/bold] wrote: Don't hold on to moving cars, Dingbats![/p][/quote]So they get away with it then?[/p][/quote]Take down the reg'. Call for back up. Maybe a car chase, cops love them. DailyGazette
  • Score: 0

3:26pm Thu 27 Mar 14

meddler1 says...

colcestrian wrote:
Erm if they had already stopped the vehicle and were searching it, why was the suspect still in the vehicle ? Why hadn't they taken the keys out ? Presuming they were driving a car why hadn't they blocked him so the suspect couldn't drive off ?
Thank goodness for people such as yourself who with the benefit of years of watching TV and cop movies know how to conduct a safe stop and search of a vehicle, and are able to advise the incompetent cops in this matter.

I suggest you are immediately put in charge of training for tactical operations.

Maybe they'll give you a little hat and whistle to go with the hotline to your armchair, so you can give up to the second advice as incidents unfold?
[quote][p][bold]colcestrian[/bold] wrote: Erm if they had already stopped the vehicle and were searching it, why was the suspect still in the vehicle ? Why hadn't they taken the keys out ? Presuming they were driving a car why hadn't they blocked him so the suspect couldn't drive off ?[/p][/quote]Thank goodness for people such as yourself who with the benefit of years of watching TV and cop movies know how to conduct a safe stop and search of a vehicle, and are able to advise the incompetent cops in this matter. I suggest you are immediately put in charge of training for tactical operations. Maybe they'll give you a little hat and whistle to go with the hotline to your armchair, so you can give up to the second advice as incidents unfold? meddler1
  • Score: 2

4:08pm Thu 27 Mar 14

HARRY438 says...

It's a Clacton thing. I remember there was another was another case of cop-dragging a coupla years ago? They're specially trained for that ,I've heard?
It's a Clacton thing. I remember there was another was another case of cop-dragging a coupla years ago? They're specially trained for that ,I've heard? HARRY438
  • Score: -1

4:52pm Thu 27 Mar 14

DailyGazette says...

HARRY438 wrote:
It's a Clacton thing. I remember there was another was another case of cop-dragging a coupla years ago? They're specially trained for that ,I've heard?
Cop dragging, sounds like a new sport....
[quote][p][bold]HARRY438[/bold] wrote: It's a Clacton thing. I remember there was another was another case of cop-dragging a coupla years ago? They're specially trained for that ,I've heard?[/p][/quote]Cop dragging, sounds like a new sport.... DailyGazette
  • Score: 2

9:18pm Thu 27 Mar 14

25414nora says...

colcestrian wrote:
Erm if they had already stopped the vehicle and were searching it, why was the suspect still in the vehicle ? Why hadn't they taken the keys out ? Presuming they were driving a car why hadn't they blocked him so the suspect couldn't drive off ?
A valid comment colcestrian.
These cops failed to follow the golden rule of "stop and search"
It's exactly as you say.. remove the KEYS, remove the SUSPECT, and BLOCK vehicle exit. It would seem a tried and tested routine was ignored.

Years of watching cop movies on TV, and an armchair hotline,
would be an added benefit.. I suppose..
[quote][p][bold]colcestrian[/bold] wrote: Erm if they had already stopped the vehicle and were searching it, why was the suspect still in the vehicle ? Why hadn't they taken the keys out ? Presuming they were driving a car why hadn't they blocked him so the suspect couldn't drive off ?[/p][/quote]A valid comment colcestrian. These cops failed to follow the golden rule of "stop and search" It's exactly as you say.. remove the KEYS, remove the SUSPECT, and BLOCK vehicle exit. It would seem a tried and tested routine was ignored. Years of watching cop movies on TV, and an armchair hotline, would be an added benefit.. I suppose.. 25414nora
  • Score: -1

11:12pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Jon-Vencato says...

'"nappropriate comments above".
Policing is a variable situation which happened in very quick moments of operation.
My condolences to those Officers hurt and injured, I wish and pray for your speedy recovery from any injuries you have received.
Your line of duty is a commendable one and thank you, from those that appreciate your service to us.
'"nappropriate comments above". Policing is a variable situation which happened in very quick moments of operation. My condolences to those Officers hurt and injured, I wish and pray for your speedy recovery from any injuries you have received. Your line of duty is a commendable one and thank you, from those that appreciate your service to us. Jon-Vencato
  • Score: 4

8:45pm Sat 5 Apr 14

oOI Daza IOo says...

As bad as I feel for the officers involved.

It was a mighty giggle watching the whole incident
As bad as I feel for the officers involved. It was a mighty giggle watching the whole incident oOI Daza IOo
  • Score: 0

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