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WATCH: 120mph police chase ends as driver caught on M6 Toll

By James Vukmirovic | Staffordshire | Crime | Published:

Footage has been released showing a dramatic police chase which started on the M42 and ended on the M6 Toll.

The police chase was filmed from a police helicopter

The pursuit started when a driver was clocked doing 120 miles per hour on the M42.

The incident saw traffic officers from Worcestershire Police's Operations Patrol Unit follow the motorist at high speed across three motorways, with the motorist weaving through traffic.

WATCH the video here:

High-speed police chase on M6 Toll

The chase on Friday continued onto the M6 Toll, where four police vehicles were able to box in the motorist and bring him to a safe halt.

Footage filmed from above by a police helicopter shows the car trying and failing to make off from police before eventually being boxed in in the inside lane.

Worcestershire Police confirmed on Twitter that the motorist had been arrested and held for driving offences and praised its officers for ensuring the pursuit ended safely.

The tweet said: "Amazing driving using specially trained tactics ensured the pursuit ended safely."

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A spokesman for Operation Patrol Unit Worcestershire tweeted: "120mph fail to stop over 3 motorway networks and captured by @NPASMidlands on Friday night.

"Amazing driving by D Shift with use of TPAC quartering and boxing tactics to ensure the pursuit ended safely.

"Started on the M42, ended on the M6 toll. Driver dealt with for driving offences. @CMPG."

The two-minutes and 12 seconds slip was viewed more than 5,000 times within six hours of being shared online.

The officers were praised online with one user writing: "Well done. Motorways remain the safest roads due to professionalism of Central Motorway Police Group and colleagues."

James Vukmirovic

By James Vukmirovic
Community Reporter - @jamesvukmirovic

Community Reporter at the Express & Star, helping under-represented communities to find a voice in Wolverhampton. Contact me at james.vukmirovic@expressandstar.co.uk.

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