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Surrey Police chase ends in driver of stolen car driving into officer


Incredible footage has been released by Surrey Police of the moment a driver tried to run over a police officer who had cornered their car.

Officers followed the suspected stolen car along the A22 Godstone Bypass last month and managed to box the vehicle in.

The offenders swerved into one of the police cars, trying to force it off of the road and then tried to reverse away from officers.

The police car cornering the suspected stolen vehicle in Surrey Credit: Surrey Police

As one of the sergeants approached the car, the driver accelerated in what appeared to be a deliberate attempt to knock the officers over the barrier.

The policeman was initially treated at hospital for his injuries, and was later discharged.

The driver was sentenced to 23 months in prison and was disqualified from driving for three years.

The three occupants (two 19-year-old men from Sutton and a 17-year-old man) were arrested for various offences including burglary, theft of a motor vehicle, and failure to stop.

A police officer using a baton to smash the car's window after the driver knocked down a police officer Credit: Surrey Police