Dash cam and helicopter video of the incident shows officers pushing the offender up against the central reservation to bring the suspect under con
Dash cam and helicopter video of the incident shows officers pushing the offender up against the central reservation to bring the suspect under control after a wild chase. The vicious contact left four police cars damaged and left an officer with minor injuries.
The offender, Shuahan Uddin, was eventually arrested by officers after attempting to evade arrest for driving while disqualified.
Officers were on patrol on April 15 when a Mercedes A class being driven on the East India Dock Road was flagged up as being linked to an individual known for gang activity.
Officers signalled for the driver to stop the car but he failed to do so which began the wild chase.
Footage shows the Mercedes swerving around other vehicles before accelerating away at breakneck speeds.
Officers made multiple attempts to stop the car but Uddin rammed past the vehicles on a number of occasions.
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Uddin was later found to be already disqualified from driving and was subject to a court order banning him from being in the front seat of a car.
He pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving without a licence or insurance and causing criminal damage to motor vehicles at Thames Magistrates Court on April 17.
Uddin was sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court on July 3 and will receive 16 months imprisonment and a driving ban for a total of four years and 11 months.
Police Constable John Haase, an officer involved in the case, said the police cars would be off the road for a “considerable time”.
“Road traffic officers will continue to deny criminals the use of our roads and will continue to put themselves at the forefront of protecting the public.’’
Footage of the indent has also been shared on the Metropolitan Police’s social media platforms.
In a statement alongside the clip, the Metropolitan Police said the footage showed how a “sustained period” of dangerous driving was fortunate to not cause serious injuries.
Many road uses praised the “great work” of the officers for bringing the offender to a standstill.