"Job well done": Police execute 'textbook' stinger deployment on A1 during 100mph chase

Police have released video of the moment they executed a 'textbook' stinger deployment to stop a driver during a 100mph chase.

Saturday, 1st May 2021, 11:45 am

The video - available here - shows officers throwing the stinger onto the A1 on Thursday afternoon (April 29).

Durham Police, who were assisting colleagues at WYP and NYP, said their traffic officers conducted a 'rolling roadblock' to clear the section of motorway.

Waiting just over the border from Durham, police then stopped the BMW using the tactics.

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Durham Police

The driver stopped less than two miles later with three out of four tyres blown due to the stinger, police confirmed.

Nobody was injured and no damage was done to any police vehicles, the force said.

Two people were arrested by police following the pursuit, it was confirmed.

In a Facebook post, Durham police said: "This BMW driver failed to stop for police yesterday afternoon and hightailed it up the A1(M) at speeds of over 100mph.

"Assisting our colleagues at West Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire Police, our traffic cops conducted a rolling roadblock to clear a section of motorway.

"Waiting just over the Durham border, our officers executed this textbook stinger deployment to bring the BMW to a halt.

"3 out of 4 tyres stung.

"Vehicle stopped 2 miles later.

"2 arrested.

"No injuries and no damage to any police vehicles.

"That's a job well done."