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Hertfordshire: Commuters stunned by theft of 4×4 driven on railway tracks amid police manhunt | UK News

Police are looking for the driver of a stolen 4×4 who injured two police officers before driving the high-end vehicle through crossing barriers and onto train tracks.

Essex Police officers attempted to get the driver out of the car on a street containing shops and apartments in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire.

Video footage shows the male and female officers beside the open driver’s door, shouting, “Get out of the car! “

The male officer was dragged away as the car was reversed
The male officer was dragged away as the car was reversed

But the driver ignores their pleas and puts the black Land Rover Discovery into reverse. With the driver’s door still open, the officers were forced to move with the car.

The female officer manages to break free but the male officer is carried about 20m (66 feet) before the driver stops and the officer falls onto the road, getting up soon after.

The Discovery is then overturned in a white car behind it before being chased at high speed.

Other video footage later shows the same vehicle on the tracks at Cheshunt Station after it was apparently crashed through barriers at a level crossing.

The vehicle – which was not struck by a train – has since been removed, UK transport police said.

The 4x4 was crashed into the white car behind it
The 4×4 was crashed into the white car behind it

Rail services have restarted following major disruptions on Greater Anglia and the Stansted Express.

Hertfordshire Police said they were informed of the incident at 9.30am on Thursday and that two police officers suffered minor injuries which did not require hospital treatment.

Several vehicles were damaged, he added.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101

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This notice was published: 2021-07-15 17:00:00

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