Appeal after helicopter search for driver who drove at policeman

Police helicopter over South Northants.'130924M-D674
Police helicopter over South Northants.'130924M-D674

A police helicopter circled parts of south Northants yesterday during a search for a motorist who tried to run down a police officer in Slough.

A silver Audi A4 failed to stop for a routine vehicle check in Farnham Road, Slough, at just after 2pm yesterady, Tuesday, September 24.

The car was driven at a Thames Valley roads policing officer, who managed to jump out the way of the vehicle, avoiding potentially serious injuries.

The Audi was then driven at high speed into Buckinghamshire and onto the M40 northbound, resulting in a short pursuit.

The police helicopter was brought into help trace the vehicle, and people in Brackley reported it hovering low over several parts of the town.

Advertiser photographer Jake McNulty was followed to Farthinghoe by the helicopter where he took the picture above.

A police spokesman said the search was unsuccessful and their enquiries are ongoing.

Chief Inspector Henry Parsons said: “Thankfully the officer involved was uninjured but this was only due to his quick reactions.

“I would appeal to anyone who saw a vehicle matching the description, or who knows its current whereabouts, to come forward.”

If you can help, please call Thames Valley Police’s 24-hour Enquiry Centre via 101.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.