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Nottinghamshire's operational support department showcases wide variety of skills in tonight's Police Interceptors on Channel 5




Nottinghamshire's operational support department showcases a wide variety of skills in tonight's Police Interceptors on Channel 5.

The programme launches with an action-packed police pursuit in the Calverton Road area of Arnold and Blidworth Lane area of Rainworth at around 5pm on February 21.

The driver of a Seat Leon failed to stop for officers. The vehicle crashed on a country lane and two men attempted to get away on foot, but were not quick enough for the force's dog unit.

Footage from tonight's Police Interceptors on Channel 5. (43652212)
Footage from tonight's Police Interceptors on Channel 5. (43652212)

In the episode, the suspect can be seen wrestling with police dog Wolfe and is heard saying: "I need my arm looking at."

The dog handler replied: "I know you do, you've been bit by a police dog."

Two men were arrested for dangerous driving, failing to stop, possession of a firearm and possession of class A drugs with intent to supply. One of them was also charged with driving while disqualified and without insurance.

The programme then features a drugs raid at dawn in the Warnadene Road area of Sutton-in-Ashfield on February 5.

Neighbourhood teams targeted a property they believed was being used for county lines crime.

The programme touches upon the issues the force faces when young people appear to have been coerced by drug dealers into travelling across county borders to sell drugs.

There is also two further police pursuits including a driver who refuses to stop despite going excruciatingly slow. It happened in the Grassington Road area of Nottingham at around 7.45pm on January 25.

In the footage constable Lewis Marshall can be heard saying: "It's still not stopping... 11 miles an hour in a three-zero."

The driver eventually surrendered, was issued with a traffic offence report and fined £50.

The show finishes with a stint from the knife crime team who stake-out a suspected drug den and disturb two very sleepy occupants.

The footage shows the pair in bed in their dressing gowns as officers state they are there for a drugs warrant. Several quantities of heroin and cocaine are then seized.

Superintendent Claire Rukas, head of operational support, said: "It's great to see the officers on the small screen displaying their capabilities, professionalism and of course, a touch of humour.

"Clearly we do offer up some very exciting content when we are giving an insight into the work of the firearms, dogs unit and roads policing teams but it also showcases the way we work with other departments throughout the force like the knife-crime team and neighbourhoods.

"The teams have enjoyed being part of the Interceptors documentary series, which does a great job of displaying the work of our officers on the front line.

"We are all just human beings who come to work and do a difficult and sometimes dangerous job. But we all have one overarching aim — to keep the people of Nottinghamshire safe and eradicate crime on our doorstep.”

Watch more from the Interceptors crew every Monday at 8pm on Channel 5.



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