Nottinghamshire Police sent to aggravated burglary in tonight's Channel 5 episode of Interceptors
Police dog Quantum and his handler Jen Ellse were quickly on scene to a nasty aggravated burglary in tonight's episode of Police Interceptors.
The Channel 5 show kicks off with a harrowing 999 call reporting an elderly woman had been tied up, who could be heard saying: "Help me, I'm being robbed."
Constable Jen Ellse picked up the report at around 8.30pm on January 6, 2020, and was one of the first on scene.
"I remember that officers were being assaulted whilst I was travelling and knowing that the actual offence was both serious and violent," she said.
"I don't really think about the danger in these circumstances as I know from past experience that Quantum will protect me at all costs."
When Pc Ellse arrived, she could see one man being detained by Pc Jemma Connor-Iommi who had had two fingers broken by the offender during the arrest.
Pc Connor-Iommi told her another man had run off from police and, armed with a description, got Quantum out of the car to try and locate human scent.
She said: "I remember Quantum was working really hard with his nose in difficult, contaminated surfaces. He was pulling me and I knew from his body language that we tracking, leading me through hedges, between gardens and over fences.
"As we got into a grassed area, his body language changed, which told me we were close to someone who may be hiding. I slowed him down and pulled him closer and he started barking telling me someone was there… that was when I saw a man lying on the ground face-down."
The footage shows Pc Ellse shouting: 'Stay where you are. Now. Stay where you are', among PD Quantum’s ferocious barking.
Antonio Richards, 32, of Queen's Court in Keyworth, and Alex Lonsdale, 28, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary. The pair are due to be sentenced on Friday (January 15) at Nottingham Crown Court.
Tonight's episode also features a police pursuit across the highways and byways of Mansfield after a runaway Peugeot desperately tries to evade police. After a couple of attempts at off-roading, the driver's efforts are eventually brought to a standstill by the Interceptors crew in a housing estate.
The show then moves on to the case of a dopey driver who is caught by police for driving under the influence of cannabis, just days after getting his licence back from committing the same offence.
Viewers can catch this alongside much more action from Nottinghamshire Police on Interceptors on Channel 5 at 8pm.