Police Interceptors: Pursuit and Capture Episode 3, 10 April 2024, 5Action

Traffic Cops

In the high-octane series Police Interceptors: Pursuit and Capture, viewers are taken on a thrilling ride alongside elite UK police units as they pursue and capture criminals in heart-pounding chases.

This third episode airing on 5Action on Wednesday, 10 April, showcases the work of Nottingham’s traffic cops as they hunt for a carjacker who has stolen a high-value car at knifepoint. The suspect leads the police on a dangerous chase through congested housing estates and busy roads, putting the public at risk.

In another intense pursuit, cops in Nottingham utilise all their resources to catch a runaway suspect who has failed to stop, even with his girlfriend in the passenger seat. A successful stinger deployment slows the speeding car, allowing officers to attempt a box manoeuvre. However, the driver flees on foot, leading to a police dog chase. When the dog is unable to locate the suspect, it’s up to the helicopter crew to track him down.

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In Manchester, a high-end Porsche driver tests the skills of elite traffic cops as he speeds through the city’s ring road, even showing off his driving skills by drifting around a slippery roundabout. The pursuit is a challenging one, with the officers relying on their experience and skill to bring it to a safe conclusion.

In Durham, a white van man refuses to cooperate with the police, ramming their patrol car and attempting to escape through waste ground. The suspect then ditches his vehicle and disappears into the shadows, leading to a tense search with the help of a police dog.

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Police Interceptors: Pursuit and Capture offers unprecedented access to the work of these brave officers, combining action-packed footage from embedded crews, dashcams, and body-worn cameras. Each pursuit is brought to life with first-hand accounts from the officers and insights from criminal experts.

Police Interceptors: Pursuit and Capture airs on 5Action at 8:00 PM on Wednesday, 10 April 2024.

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