The first show features a high octane 140mph car chase of a known heroin dealer, which ends in five police cars being rammed as the suspect vehicle is forced to a halt. Across the county, a wanted burglar is chased off road, before crashing his car into the front of a neighbour’s house. After making off on foot, he is finally dragged out of an attic live on camera. The elite Interceptors also uncover a £50,000 stolen digger hidden in the bowels of a juggernaut in a lorry park, and with a touch of humour another team hunting for dumped drugs end up with a suspect in custody, but nothing more than dog dirt on their hands.
Essex Police’s elite Interceptor unit have their hands full chasing a gang in balaclavas who’ve been spotted trying to break into a jewellers shop using an angle grinder. A burglar who just three hours earlier broke into a house and stole the owner’s van drives it eight miles only to find the Interceptors in his rear view mirror. There’s also rare footage of a burglar caught in the act. He’s so hell bent on ransacking a house that he doesn’t notice the police helicopter watching him through the bedroom window from 900 feet. And a gang of diesel thieves get a shock when the Interceptors catch them red handed stealing fuel from a lorry park.
High drama hits the highways when a stolen Ford Mondeo is detected by the force’s special weapon, ANPR – automatic number plate recognition – cameras. After the thief steals petrol from a garage he becomes the target of a high speed pursuit yet even with 150 mph Evo VIII cars and the Air Support Unit helicopter, the Mondeo gives the Interceptors a run for their money. Ramming one Evo he causes chaos driving up a one way street – the wrong way. But he hasn’t reckoned on the forces secret weapon – Stinger.
Buckle up and sit back as Police Interceptors take you on a high speed pursuit of an escaped prisoner in a stolen Ford Focus – around a roundabout and down a dual carriageway the wrong way – before getting rammed head on. Also on this week’s in Police Interceptors Dan and Russ use their Evo VIII’s 276 brake horse power engine to chase down a stolen van, driven rally style around the suburban streets of Essex and the Air Support Unit use their multi-million pound chopper and all its hi-tech kit to search for an armed robber in a late-night scramble. Meanwhile a drunk driver gets a nasty surprise and a boy racer makes a call that costs more than he could have ever predicted, while a gang of students refuse to hand over their drugs and get turned over.
Tonight there’s more drama on the roads as the team of 20 hand-picked officers driving adapted rally cars tackle serious crime across the whole of Essex. Automatic Number Plate Recognition is the Interceptors’ most telling weapon and the team put it to good use tracking down the criminals. Backed up by their twin engine state-of-the-art helicopter there’s little chance of a stolen Lexus out running them. His only option is to crash the luxury motor. The team also have to deal with a true Essex girl whose car is “too sexy” for the law. And another high speed pursuit leads to a head-on crash with one of the Interceptors own high-tech cars.
A BMW driver runs across four lanes of a busy duel carriageway in a desperate bid to escape the police. In his hand he’s clutching a bag. Inside is the reason why he‘s prepared to risk his life to get away. The Interceptors then rumble the hideout of a gang of burglars. They thought they’d been clever by hiding their stolen goods in a garage tucked away down a country lane. But they didn’t reckon on the nosey neighbours or the waiting police. There are more than two million uninsured drivers on the UK’s roads but not all of them are boy racers. A respectable mum on her way home turns out to have no insurance, no tax, no mot and she hasn’t even passed her driving test.
The Best of series 1: A wanted burglar wreaks havoc on the streets of Harlow. A blonde Essex girl gets a ticking off for her ‘M 2 Sexy’ number plate, with hilarious results. Dan and Russ use their Evo VIII’s 345 break horse power engine to chase down a stolen van, driven rally style around the suburban streets of Thurrock. The chopper is scrambled for a hair-raising pursuit of a stolen Ford Mondeo in Southend. And the criminals of Essex show that when it comes to excuses, they’re so bad, you’ve got to laugh.