Land Rover Flees Along Train Tracks After Being Stopped By Police

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Land Rover Flees Along Train Tracks After Being Stopped By Police

Commuters couldn't believe what they were seeing when they saw a car drive down the railway line at a train station during a police chase.


One male and one female police officer were spotted trying to stop a car at Cheshunt station. But when they asked the driver to get out of the car, the man in it resisted.

Footage taken from a nearby home shows the female officer holding a baton above her head, shouting: "Get out of the car."


But the driver wasn't playing ball, and the chaotic scene - complete with the window wipers inexplicably on at top speed - started to play out.

After the male officer says: "Out of the car, out of the car," the driver suddenly began to reverse backwards at speed.

The door was still open, meaning the police officers were dragged backwards along the street, before the female officer managed to free herself.

But the male office was dragged along the floor by the door, before the car's brakes were slammed on, throwing him into the road.


As if that wasn't enough drama for a Thursday morning, the car drove off quickly, only to end up on the railway line.

Credit: Twitter/@Cyp_Alii
Credit: Twitter/@Cyp_Alii

The car was skidding and throwing up dust as it flew down the tracks, and was then abandoned on the railway line between Cheshunt and nearby Waltham Cross.

Emergency services arrived at the scene, with at least 10 police cars, an ambulance and a fire crew sent to the scene, meaning nearby routes had to be diverted.


Police say the initial reports claimed a stolen car had been drive from Essex.

British Transport Police (BTP) said: "Officers received a report of a car on the railway line in Cheshunt at 9.43am today.

"Officers are currently on scene responding to the incident alongside colleagues from Hertfordshire Police and Essex Police."

According to police, the driver of the vehicle is still on the loose.

Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter

The Sun reports a police spokesperson said today: "At around 9.30am on Thursday, our control room was made aware that a stolen vehicle had travelled into Hertfordshire ground from Essex.

"The vehicle was located in Cheshunt and officers from Essex Police attempted to speak to the driver.

"The vehicle then made off, injuring two officers and damaging several vehicles in the process.


"Officers from Hertfordshire attended to assist with the search and the vehicle was found abandoned on nearby train tracks in Windmill Lane.

"A search of the area is currently being carried out to locate the driver and officers are working alongside British Transport Police to recover the vehicle.

"It was not struck by a train at any point."

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@Cyp_Alii

Topics: UK News, crime

Amelia Ward
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