Friday 20 April 2018

Police dashcam video shows men hurling bricks at officers' windscreen

Merseyside Police released the footage to warn anyone ‘considering taking such reckless action against police’

Charlie Atkin

Police dashcam footage has been released that shows two men hurling bricks at officers’ windscreen to aid their escape.

The car can be seen being stopped by the traffic patrol car before the driver and front seat passenger emerge. The two men then proceed to throw bricks at the police vehicle’s windscreen, which caused substantial damage to the vehicles and injuries to one officer after showering him in glass.

The men then drive away at speed before the police vehicle gives chase.

The car was originally stopped in Kirkby by Merseyside Police, before being eventually lost on the M57.

The two men however were tracked down by authorities and discovered to be as 33-year-old Carl Foley and 22-year-old Karl Waring, both of no fixed abode. Both were eventually arrested and charged with various offences before pleading guilty and being sentenced.

Inspector Mike McFall of Matrix Serious and Organised Crime, Roads Policing Unit said that the video should serve as a warning to anyone hoping to use similar actions to avoid arrest.

"We welcome these sentences, which should serve as a warning to anyone else considering taking such reckless action against police. These two dangerous offenders believed in using violence to aid their escape from police, and in doing so showed complete disregard for the safety of police and towards other road users.

"Unfortunately for Waring and Foley, they only succeeded in raising their profile as a risk to the public, which resulted in a joint investigation by Sefton CID and Matrix Serious and Organised Crime unit and, ultimately, substantial terms of imprisonment."

Karl Waring was sentenced to 5 years 6 months imprisonment for Affray and separate offences of Possession with intent to supply cannabis while Carl Foley was sentenced to 2 years 9 months imprisonment for Affray, Dangerous Driving and Disqualified Driving.

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