THE VIDEO below shows how police brought a cloned car to a stop after a pursuit of more than 40 miles on the M5.
Officers from Worcestershire Operational Patrol Unit (OPU) worked with colleagues from Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) to bring the chase to a successful conclusion.
The car – stolen from the West Midlands Police area – was spotted at Junction 4 (Bromsgrove).
The teams pursued it on the M5, through Droitwich and Worcester, stopping it by using a TPAC (Tactical Pursuit and Containment) manoeuvre between Junctions 7 (south Worcester) and 8.
A TPAC is when the police pull their vehicles in front of a suspect car, alongside and behind to box it in.
After stopping the car, officers arrested the driver who was also wanted for other offences.
Click below to watch the video of the moment police brought it to a standstill.
B shift – @CMPG spotted this cloned stolen vehicle on the M5 near J4. We used TPAC tactics between J7-J8 to prevent a pursuit. Vehicle was stolen from @WMPolice and the driver wanted for further offences #teamwork pic.twitter.com/VcfASPbwh2
— OPU Worcestershire (@OPUWorcs) November 20, 2021