Moment officers chase and arrest suspected car thief in dramatic police footage

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Inspector Danny Kabal said: “This incident clearly demonstrates that GMP will act swiftly to keep our communities safe from those who intend on causing harm.”

Dramatic police footage shows the moment officers chase and arrest a suspected car thief after he allegedly threatened an officer, “stay away or I will f***ing stab you.”

A delivery driver made a report to police that his car had been stolen while he was working in Stockport and that the offenders had travelled towards South Manchester. Information was reported to police from a member of the public who had spotted a man altering plates on a car that matched the description of the delivery driver’s car.

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Police attended the scene and say they sighted the suspected stolen vehicle as it was driving along Shadowmoss Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester. The car failed to stop for officers and a pursuit followed. According to police, the suspect crashed the car and tried to make off on foot.

A Tactical Vehicle Intercept Unit officer chased the suspect on foot. Police say intelligence suggested the suspect was carrying a large knife. Police believe that the suspect threatened to assault the officer but, after a short struggle, the officer managed to safely detain him.

Police arrest suspected car thief.Police arrest suspected car thief.
Police arrest suspected car thief. | Greater Manchester Police

A 41-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of threats to kill a police officer, possession of a bladed article, theft of motor vehicle, dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified, and failing to stop for police. He currently remains in police custody for questioning.

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