Police Interceptors | Series 17 – West Yorkshire
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Series 17 – West Yorkshire

Police Interceptors’ returns to West Yorkshire for an all-action new series. Tackling career criminals and armed gunman, top-tier drug dealers and dangerous drivers, Interceptors put their lives on the line every day. But with their performance cars, crack firearms team and skilled dog unit, the best of West Yorkshire are up to the challenge. This series features some of the most shocking and dramatic police footage ever filmed, as we ride alongside those remarkable men and women fighting to keep the peace in one of the highest crime regions in the country. Set tasers to stun, the Interceptors are back.

EPISODE 1

EPISODE 1

In this high octane show Chris ‘Spenner’ Spencer and rookie Vicky Arundale are in hot pursuit of a high powered Audi blasting through the back streets of Bradford.  It’s Vicky’s very first pursuit and it doesn’t disappoint as the Audi comes to a crashing halt and slams into a parked car.  The Audi driver’s off on his toes and disappears into the darkness, but the driver of the car he crashed into also has something to hide – 42 wraps of heroin and crack cocaine.

 

Meanwhile, in Wakefield dog handler Duncan Matthews and police dog Tia are in hot pursuit of a renegade van.  Boxed in and trapped it looks like there’s no option but to come quietly, however the driver has other ideas, slams the van into reverse and rams Duncan in a desperate bid to escape.  Dan Robson and Tom Powell catch a wannabe fuel thief in the act; however the hunt is still on for his gang that could be scattered around the industrial estate and Nick Priestley and Steve ‘Bobo’ Wright rush to a scene of total carnage after a drunk driver has had one too many for the road and slammed into a house.

 

Plus Interceptors Dan and Dave encounter a driver who thinks the language barrier can help him escape a conviction, however the officers have another weapon in their arsenal in the form of the language line who can help them get to the bottom of it.

 

It’s fast, it’s furious – so strap in for an hour of unmissable police action.

EPISODE 2

EPISODE 2

Interceptors Carl ‘Charlie’ Farley and Paul Richardson are in pursuit of a driver who’s failing to stop.  After reverse ramming the cops, the dangerous driver makes off.   As the suspect speeds towards the busy M1 motorway, all available units join the fast and furious pursuit.   It takes a stinger operation to stop the suspect but interceptors are in for a surprise when they see who’s behind the wheel.

 

Chris ‘Spenner’ Spencer and Paul ‘Buckers’ Buckley are on the hunt for a car that’s been reported as stolen.  Finding the car parked up with two men inside, the man behind the wheel kicks off.  As the interceptors realise the passenger is wanted, he legs it into a field with Spenner hot on his heals’.

 

Plus, a dad’s caught drug driving with his child in the car, interceptors box in a suspect car on the motorway and make a meaty discovery in the boot and Ben Pearson and Ben Barraclough race to the scene of a crash to find a licensed taxi on its roof but the driver has disappeared.

EPISODE 3

EPISODE 3

A dodgy transit on false plates is in Nick Priestley’s and Bob Hoyle’s sights, however when it gives them the slip the pursuit is on. With the banged up van no match for the Interceptors the driver relies on risky manoeuvres in a desperate bid to escape, narrowly avoiding a stinger and pedestrians before ditching the van and making off on foot.

 

Sophie ‘Big Dog’ Hawkswell and Adie Fickling are on the hunt for a man linked to multiple sexual assault charges. The interceptors close in and it’s time to TPAC, however when the man refuses to admit his identity the Interceptors must use all their detective skills.  Nick Priestley pulls an uninsured driver. The man knows the game is up but still refuses to give his details. With no insurance it’s no surprise that this reckless reverser will be walking home.  And Duncan Matthews is in pursuit of an Audi driver treating Wakefield city centre as his own personal racetrack, but the stinger soon brings this wannabe Lewis Hamilton to a halt.

 

Plus the Bens – Pearson and Barraclough, are faced with a suspected drug driver desperate to debate the legality of his action; Steve Oliver is faced with a drink driver who has not only blown out two tyres, he blows three times over the limit.

EPISODE 4

EPISODE 4

This episode kicks off with a high speed pursuit and decamp from the moving car. Incredibly no-one is injured, and interceptor Kev Shaw manages to chase down and collar the runaway driver, and his alibi? It wasn’t me driving.

 

Meanwhile Nick Priestly and the team perform a textbook TPAC on a suspected cloned car, with an extremely cocky driver.  West Yorkshire’s very own detective duo, Kev and Spenner, solve the case of the crash and run. A drunken driver takes off from units in Bradford, but eventually calls time with a hand break finish. Duncan Mathews deals with another drink driver at a drive through and has a tricky encounter with her passenger and a litter lout leads to his mate’s car being seized.

 

Finally, the Interceptors  pull a high performance Golf that should really be scrapped but amazingly has just passed it’s MOT.

 

It’s fast, it’s furious – so strap in for an hour of unmissable police action.

EPISODE 5

EPISODE 5

Interceptor Nick Good and rookie Joe Wareing join other units as they pursue an off-road motorbike.  The helmet-less riders lead interceptors on a wild and dangerous pursuit. Eventually, a team of cop cars use special tactics to bring it to an end – but the riders scarper and one leaps over a five-foot garden fence without realising there is a 10 foot drop the other side.

 

Interceptor Steve ‘Suggs’ Suggitt joins another pursuit – this time at night, where an unknown driver and a female passenger ditch the car on wasteland and disappear on foot.  Chopper crews track down the runaways and Suggs soon discovers a disturbing truth about the man and the girl he is travelling with.  Plus, a driver doing donuts makes off from the cops and crashes into a tree – they don’t find any tasty treats, but the floor is littered with wraps of suspected heroin and the passenger has something else to hide

 

Meanwhile, Garry and Stef collar one of Leeds’ most prolific burglars red-handed, although the sweaty robber seems more concerned about trying to light a cigarette in the cop car.

EPISODE 6

EPISODE 6

This episode starts with a bang, when interceptors ram a runaway Transit van who escapes the wrong way down the M62.   A pack of coppers and the police chopper chase down the culprits until they ditch their wheels and flee into dense woodland.

 

It’s an epic cross country manhunt that ends in three arrests and the seizure of a van full of potentially stolen generators.

 

Meanwhile, we’re riding with West Yorkshire’s Top Guns: the Proactive Intercept Team.  Responding to a tip from the tax man, P.I.T. units strike and seize over two hundred thousand pounds of dirty money, which will go straight to the crown.

 

On the other-side of the county Benny Boy makes full use of a change in West Yorkshire’s pursuit policy, to drive his cop car straight into a runaway quad bike, while, in Bradford, a hi spec Golf R has a very low spec and illegal MOT – Nick and Claire are quickly on hand to get the death trap of the roads.

 

Plus the Two Chris’s are over the moon to see the World’s Mouthiest Driver fail his drug wipe mid rant.

EPISODE 7

EPISODE 7

This episode kicks off with an extraordinary pursuit through Leeds, when an battered Vauxhall Corsa mounts kerbs, runs reds, dodges ice-cream vans and races the wrong way up a slip. After a failed attempt to deploy a stinger, cops eventually catch up with the Corsa at a busy roundabout, where he recklessly ploughs into two innocent motorists but the driver is out and running.

 

Meanwhile, Duncan and German Shepherd Tia assist in a double night-time bust with the firearms unit in Huddersfield: an intel-led operation to bring two wanted and potentially dangerous men to justice.

 

Over in Bradford, ‘Benny Boy’ Pearson intercepts a Golf GTI that’s revving all over the city centre, only to discover the young driver is trying to impress his date on the way to their school prom.

 

With Andy Howarth busting a bunch of lads for drugs on a Friday evening and Adie and Chris spending half the night lost in a forest after hunting down a wanted pool car, you’ve got 45 minutes of vintage Police Interceptors.

EPISODE 8

EPISODE 8

This episode starts with a bang as a runaway driver rams a police car after a failed burglary. The suspects manage to give the interceptors the slip, eventually ditching their car and legging it. But the cops aided by the police helicopter pick them up and Chris Bastow brings them to justice with his taser.

 

The intercept team take down a dealer who was hiding drugs in the rear end of his car. Gav Pearson is after a suspected drug driver but they can’t extract the bloods needed for a conviction.

 

Meanwhile Duncan and trusty hound Tia are after some late-night intruders in a spooky school.

 

There’s a disqualified driver and some tricky passengers at a petrol station for the Bens.

 

And a cannabis smoker thinks his chicken dinner will save him from a positive roadside drugs test.

EPISODE 9

EPISODE 9

Interceptors Ben Pearson and Steve Riley pursue a dangerous driver in Bradford, who rips up nearly every rule of the road.  After speeding through traffic and careering the wrong way down the road, mounting kerbs and taking his own wheel out in the process, the driver eventually loses control and crashes into parked cars.  The pursuit doesn’t end there, as the driver does a runner, but the interceptors are after him like lightening.

 

After a horrific hit and run at a crossroads, in which a motorcyclist is smashed off their bike and left lying in the road, Bobo and Beth go on the hunt for the driver.  When they catch up with the culprit, he seems more bothered about how being stopped will affect his plans for the day, than anyone he may have injured.

 

Plus, the Proactive Intercept Team go incognito in unmarked cars to pull off a sting on the M62, and stop a car travelling through their patch with a whopping 53 grand on board.

 

Meanwhile, Gav deals with a familiar face who’s not too pleased to see him, and Dan and Ryan head to the drive through, and pick up two suspected car thieves and a stolen car – to go.

EPISODE 10

EPISODE 10

This episode kicks off with a runaway Peugeot that subsequently crashes. While the passenger is trapped, the driver legs it, but is picked up by PIT team member Dave Lunn. A foot chase ensues, followed by a struggle on the floor, in which the suspect manages to wriggle free. However, Dave recovers, catches up and brings the runaway down with a taser. The reason he was so keen to get away becomes clear when they discover thousands of pounds of weed in the boot of his car.

 

Duncan Mathews and trusty hound Tia catch a prolific burglar red handed.  And a man sleeping off a heavy night in his car is given a wakeup call by Gav Pearson.

 

Meanwhile Benny Boy and team sergeant Jo Lund are after a boozed-up Dad who’s kicked his partner out of the car on the hard shoulder of the motorway, and driven off with their kids.

 

A determined runaway in a stolen car nearly runs over the interceptors before legging it and going to ground in the undergrowth. After a standoff, the suspect is finally arrested in the brambles.

EPISODE 11

EPISODE 11

This high-octane episode Bob Hoyle is in pursuit of a silver Ford Ka, bolting down a side street, he thinks he has the Ka cornered, but the cheeky driver gives Bob a triple reverse ram, before hightailing it down an off-road track. The occupants ditch and scarper, but can Claire and Jamie help track down the runners?

 

Duncan and his trusty hound Tia are called in to search a house with an alarm that’s been going off all night. When they arrive, Tia is first over the threshold and immediately picks up a trail, sniffing out not one, but two men, hidden amongst the debris. Tia two, intruders nil!

 

Meanwhile, Harry ‘Big H’ Jeffrey is led on a foot-chase through a row of private gardens as he hunts down a suspected drug dealer. But as the suspect disappears through the undergrowth, can Big H weed him out?

 

With a gobby geezer giving Gav a mouthful of abuse and Tom getting his mitts on a dodgy driver, buckle up for an hour in the company of West Yorkshire’s finest.

EPISODE 12

EPISODE 12

In this high-octane episode, the interceptors assemble to stop a car thief in Wakefield.  The driver rams his way out of a petrol station before leading Richard ‘Jaffa’ Whiteley, Chris Slaven and the rest of the team on a high speed and highly dangerous pursuit.  After losing a tyre he crashes and scarpers, but he can’t escape the interceptors’ clutches.  Finally in cuffs, he gets gobby – in more ways than one.

 

Harry ‘Big H’ Jeffrey and Stef Lajszczuk can’t believe their luck when a pair of drug dealers park up right in front their unmarked beemer. Picking their moment, they strike and intercept a drug deal in progress, and eagle-eyed Harry spots a package being thrown from the car.

 

Meanwhile, Gav Pearson and Dave Robson are on the hunt for a driver who’s written off his car and disappeared. The pair find the suspect stumbling over a garden fence, he then tries to pin the blame on his girlfriend, before taking his frustration out on a police car.

 

Plus, Wayne and Tom face some fighting talk from a 17year old, and a latenight collision with a Mini highlights the risks interceptors face on the roads.

EPISODE 13

EPISODE 13

This episode starts with a dramatic pursuit of a Golf that hits almost 90 miles per hour in a 30, drives the wrong side of the road, and treats Bradford’s roads like a racetrack. The occupants all disappear, but Rookie Matt Graham uncovers a curtained hideout near to the dumped motor, with someone lurking inside.

 

Matt and Bob are then immediately called out to a suicide attempt. They rush to the scene to find a lady at the side of a motorway bridge. In an emotionally charged story, rookie Matt shows the skill of a seasoned interceptor by talking the lady down and getting her the help she needs.

 

Meanwhile, there’s an elderly victim of a hit and run in Liversedge, but Warren Pickard brings the runaway driver to justice. The PIT team re-acquaint themselves with some drug dealers in Bingley, and Harry ‘Big H’ Jeffrey breaks his stinger duck.

EPISODE 14

EPISODE 14

Veteran interceptors Nick and James spring into action when firearms cops send an SOS. An armed response vehicle has got behind a runaway Golf in Huddersfield – and the lads inside fancy their chances. Nick floors it across county and joins the pursuit in Brighouse where the suspects suddenly realise they can’t outgun Nick’s beamer, so try their luck on foot instead. Nick boxes the Golf in as the driver pulls up and the door snaps like a wafer. The three lads are off into the darkness and quickly go to ground. Not to worry, because the ‘eye in the sky’ is locked on to the action.

 

Elsewhere, cops get behind a new Renault Captur that’s been wreaking havoc on the city streets. After the out-of-control runaway hurtles wildly across a major traffic junction, it crashes into two trees. Incredibly, no-one is hurt, but cops are staggered to discover the driver and his female passenger are just 12 years old. So where did they get the motor from?

 

Meanwhile, a rise in cloned cars is keeping cops in West Yorkshire on their toes. Spenner pulls a cloned transit van over in Bradford, only to be fed a big, fat platter of porky-pies by the driver who doesn’t take kindly to Spenner’s line of questioning. And Nick and James sniff out a cloned Golf GTI – but is the owner a suspect… or an innocent party?

 

Finally, Warren nicks a drink driver who’s sailing pretty close to the wind. He plays ‘Mr Nice Guy’ with the cops, but is this character who he claims to be?

EPISODE 15

EPISODE 15

Interceptor Richard ‘Jaffa’ Whiteley is showing rookie John Attree the ropes, when he notices a brand new yellow car speeding through the streets with its light out.  Hoping to give some words of advice, Jaffa flashes the blues, but the driver makes it clear they are not going to stop; putting their foot down and careering the wrong way down the road.  What ensues is an epic pursuit involving five police cars, three stingers and the police chopper.

 

Following intel about thefts from lorries at service stations, Dave and Warren take the helm co-ordinating a TPAC on the motorway and get the suspect car stopped.

 

Plus, eagle eyed Adie spots a delivery driver using their mobile phone at the wheel.  The driver quickly coughs to having some cannabis in the car, which only makes Adie more suspicious.