Watch as Derbyshire Traffic Cops pursue stolen car before M1 fuel tanker crash near Chesterfield
Derbyshire police officers hit the small screen again tonight as they star in the popular Channel Five series Traffic Cops.
The series, presented by Jamie Theakston and billed by Channel Five as ‘Britain’s longest running and most watched police show’, has regularly featured officers from Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit dealing with major incidents on the county’s busiest roads.
Tonight’s show features a major incident on the M1 near Chesterfield, where a pursuit of a stolen car ends in dramatic fashion for officers from the unit.
The suspected getaway driver takes a late exit off the motorway careering into a fuel tanker, leaving himself and his five teenage occupants trapped in the car.
With a full-scale emergency on their hands, Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit officers are forced to close down a busy junction of the M1 during the morning rush hour.
The show follows the day-to-day role of a traffic officer and the incidents they come across.
The majority of filming takes place at the scene of incidents, with occasional cuts to police stations and interview rooms.
Other locations featured on the show include Yorkshire, Hampshire, Humberside, South Wales, Sussex, Bedfordshire, and Hertfordshire.
Traffic Cops is shown at 8pm weekly on Mondays on Channel 5.
For more information visit the Traffic Cops website.
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