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Knocked-down Pc chases after driver

A policeman was flung into the air by a criminal driving a stolen car - then immediately got up and chased the offender on foot.

Pc Dan Pascoe used his Taser stun gun to stop Lee Adamson escaping before collapsing from his injuries.

Dramatic video footage shows the officer being thrown violently to the ground after his police car was rammed by a blue BMW driven by Adamson on July 3.

Police set up a road block on a slip road of the M25 at junction 11, near Chertsey in Surrey, to stop the stolen vehicle.

Pc Pascoe had just got out of the parked patrol car when the BMW ploughed into the back of it at speed, sending the officer flying. The hero policeman rolled, got up and brushed himself off before running after Adamson, who had abandoned the stolen car.

His fellow officers arrested the criminal on suspicion of vehicle theft and other driving offences.

Adamson, 29, from Hayes, west London, was jailed for 23 months at Guildford Crown Court on Friday after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of an accident, driving while disqualified, driving without insurance and resisting arrest, Surrey Police said.

Inspector Chris Colley, head of Surrey Police's roads policing unit, condemned Adamson's "appallingly irresponsible" actions.

He said: "Thankfully Pc Pascoe only sustained minor injuries as a result of the collision but it's clear that the extremely dangerous manner in which the stolen vehicle was being driven could easily have resulted in a tragic outcome.

"Adamson rammed the police vehicle at high speed and it is only good fortune that prevented an officer or a member of the public from being seriously injured or killed."


From Belfast Telegraph