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Watch reckless thieves ram police car during dramatic high-speed chase


Watch reckless thieves ram police car

This incredible footage shows the lengths a pair of cash and carry thieves go to in a bid to escape a pursuing police car.

The desperate pair even rammed the cop car during a dramatic high-speed getaway bid.

The footage taken from the police car's dashcam has been released after Marcus Cameron and Liam Harbour were jailed.

The dashcam shows the crooks’ getaway car, a dark green Ford Mondeo, reaching speeds of 60mph as it weaves through residential streets and crosses roundabouts in Bury, Greater Manchester.

At one stage, the police vehicle rips off the Mondeo’s door.

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A fire extinguisher was set off in a bid to deter the officers in pursuit and a claw hammer was also thrown at the cop car.

Cameron, 28, and Harbour, 31, had broken in to the Maze Convenience Store in Bury in the early hours of October 17, causing damage worth £5,000.

The patrolling officers were alerted to the shop’s alarm and saw the pair running off with cigarettes and cash as they arrived.

During the ensuing pursuit, the footage shows the police vehicle being rammed a number of times.

The footage also captures the moment a stinger device was deployed by police, shredding the Ford’s tyres.

It ploughs into a hedgerow as police also used ‘tactical contact’ to end the pursuit.

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Front seat passenger Harbour, wearing gloves and a red hoodie tied up over his face, is shown surrendering with his hands in the air.
Police said their car suffered damage to the tune of £14,000. One officer was also injured.

Harbour, from Bolton, was arrested at the scene. Cameron, also of Bolton, tried to flee but was tracked by a police helicopter and arrested.

Cameron pleaded guilty to burglary, dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and having no insurance, the Manchester Evening News reports.

At Manchester Crown Court he was jailed for two years and eight months today. Harbour admitted burglary and was locked up for 16 months.

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The sentencing judge singled out PC Ian Bruce for his diligent work.

Chief Inspector Mark Dexter, from GMP’s Tactical Vehicle Intercept Unit, said: “These men did everything they could to try and evade being arrested, going as far as throwing a hammer out of a window and driving at breakneck speeds.

"They were prepared to put the lives of others at risk all for cigarettes stolen in a burglary.

“Their actions were reckless, dangerous and could have had devastating consequences."

Source: The Daily Record
   
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