Britain’s ‘quickest copper’ chases vans on foot and has by no means misplaced a suspect

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Britain’s ‘quickest copper’ is so fast he’s by no means didn’t catch a fleeing suspect in his six years on the beat.

PC Luke Watson is understood for his huge bursts of velocity, and has even chased down a van on foot.

The appearing sergeant, primarily based in Waltham Abbey, Essex, as soon as managed to catch and arrest three crooks on the similar time and produce all of them into custody.

In a becoming tribute, his bosses at Essex Police made a video of him in motion, that includes bodycam footage from his sizzling pursuits.

PC Watson might be seen working after a van filled with stolen items alongside a busy highway after it grew to become too harmful for police vehicles to maintain up the pursuit.

He’s filmed smashing the motive force’s window open with a baton earlier than it speeds off.

To not be deterred, he yells ‘cease the automotive’ and sprints after it, earlier than apprehending the motive force and passenger when the van crashes into one other car.

PC Luke Watson has by no means didn’t catch a fleeing suspect (Image: Essex Police )

‘The best way it was driving was so harmful we couldn’t go after it, so I bought out and ran,’ PC Watson defined.

‘In hindsight I used to be so shut between the transferring vehicles however I assumed I simply needed to cease it.’

The feminine passenger was holding a Stanley knife, however was rapidly overpowered by PC Watson.

The couple within the van have been later convicted of theft, possession of a bladed article and possession of a category A drug.

In one other incident, PC Watson and his colleague PC Liam McDonald entered an industrial property to help a police helicopter monitoring a stolen BMW.

When the three suspects noticed his police automotive, all of them turned tail and ran.

PC Watson mentioned: ‘I ran up the bonnet of the automotive, jumped over the fence and arrested one in every of them.

‘I put him in handcuffs and I can see the opposite two within the distance. I do know it’s only a straight highway as much as one other industrial property, so I assumed I’d go for it – how far may they get?

Essex police launched a video of PC Watson chasing down a rushing van to make an arrest (Image: Essex Police)

‘I jumped a few fences and meet up with the primary one and arrest him.

‘The opposite one tries to put low at the back of the automotive so I drag him out after which I’ve bought the 2 of them like naughty college youngsters.

‘I’ve bought no handcuffs and I’ve to get extra models all the way down to take care of them and go and discover the automotive.’

He arrested them on the website of the stolen BMW, the place a number of different automotive components have been additionally discovered.

When he’s not conserving the streets of Waltham Abbey protected, PC Watson likes to place his fast ft to work by enjoying as a winger for Brentwood Rugby Membership.

Supercop PC Watson managed to chase down and apprehend three suspects on the similar time (Image: Essex Police)

He mentioned: ‘I actually take pleasure in my job. We’ve bought a superb workforce and it’s nice to get out and speak to folks.

‘Now we have a superb understanding of the world and we take care of the issues that matter to the group. Individuals like seeing cops.

‘Anti-social behaviour is a matter that at all times comes up and I discover that it typically comes with different issues.

‘If persons are making noise on the streets late at evening or in alleyways, this may be medication associated. If persons are hanging round on driveways, they may be concerned in car interference or theft.’

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