Officer with a hunch signals Range Rover to pull over - the next 3 minutes are incredible

Incredible police bodycam footage shows the determination of a police officer chasing a driver reversing at 60mph before hopping on a bike leant to him by a passerby shouting 'go get 'em!'.

Described as "strange" by the dogged police officer who was out on patrol in Rotherham, the footage shows the Range Rover Evogue reversing at 60mph, navigating bends and oncoming traffic, while the police officer follows in hot pursuit.

The drama unfolded after the driver of the failed to stop in Dalton Lane after the police officer from South Yorkshire Police's Proactive Roads Policing Team asked him to on Wednesday, April 10, at 6.15pm. It resulted in a bizarre chase through Parkgate in the town and ended in the driver's arrest - but not before a bike ride, a garden run and a fence jump.

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In the video, which can be watched above and taken from the officer's bodycam, the Range Rover can be seen reversing up a 60mph in an attempt to escape. Despite the officer coming up behind him, the driver continues driving backwards for miles. He then pulls a three-point turn at a junction, and then continues driving forwards at speeds of 80mph in a 30mph area.

The car is also seen driving the wrong way around a roundabout before crashing his car. Two suspects flee the vehicle but the officer shows no signs of giving up. Turning his attention to one of them, the chase continues on foot.

The video then shows a kind member of the public calling the officer over before thrusting the handlebars of his own bike into his hands. The officer then hops on and starts pedalling as the owner shouts 'go get 'em!'

The officer starts furiously pedalling as the suspect flees. He then hops off the bike and continues on foot, running into a garden, climbing a fence and cornering the suspect shouting "get on the floor now!". The suspect lies on the ground with his arms up and palms to the floor before being cuffed by the officer.

The man, 25, was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle.

South Yorkshire Police say they believe the car was stolen from Nottinghamshire last week and the suspect is believed to be responsible for a robbery in which £90,000 of jewellery was taken.

The man remains in police custody and the second person, who was believed to be the driver, remains on the run.

The suspect is then arrested in a garden
The suspect is then arrested in a garden

Roads Policing Inspector Matt Collings said: “This job is a great example of the dedication and commitment of officers to catch those responsible for crimes and how sometimes, a simple routine traffic stop can lead to greater finds.

“Those involved in criminality are more likely to take further risks on our roads and pose a danger to innocent members of the public, our role as roads policing officers is to intercept their criminality and reduce that risk.

“A huge thank you to the member of the public who leant our officer their bike, knowing we have the support of our communities is a great feeling.”

If you have any information, you can contact the police online or by calling 101 quoting incident number 805 of 10 April 2024.

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