Dramatic moment tipper truck smashes into police car in daylight before driving off


Metropolitan Police say they are appealing to anyone who saw a yellow and black tipper truck with a damaged mirror to come forward

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Stockwell: Truck reverses into police car before driving off

This is the shocking moment a tipper truck smashes into a police car in broad daylight.

Metropolitan Police had stopped the black Ford Transit as it drove through Stockwell, South London on April 15.

However, the furious driver then reversed into the cop car as police tried to get away.

The astonishing footage showed the vehicles violently colliding as stunned passers-by can be heard yelling “woah.”

A woman with two children can be seen just feet away from the collision.

The lorry driver then goes off, leaving the crumpled cop car behind.

The video, went viral after it was shared on Easter Sunday, and was captioned: “Good morning Brixton.”







This is the moment a tipper truck smashes into a police car in broad daylight
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twitter-account Brick Cop later claimed they heard from the driver of the cop car.

A post said: “Apart from being a little sore, [he’s] in good spirits.”

The Met confirmed they are still hunting the driver after the smash on April 15.

They also said two officers were injured – including one taken to hospital for wounds to the head and hand.







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The shocking scenes happened in South London on April 15
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The tipper truck had a waste disposal removals business name on the side but there is no suggestion the owner is involved.

In a message, the owner told The Sun Online: “This vehicle was sold seven months ago. It is no longer registered to us.”

The former owner added he had heard multiple reports of the same truck involved with fly-tipping.

They also encouraged any witnesses to contact the police.

The Met is appealing to anyone who saw a yellow and black tipper truck with a damaged mirror to come forward.

They said the registration is believed to be FA04 UZW – although the F is missing from the rear number plate.

A statement said: “Officers are appealing for the public’s help to trace a tipper truck that rammed into a police car in Lambeth on Friday.

“At around 10:50hrs on Friday, April 15, officers in a marked police car in Landor Road, Stockwell indicated for a yellow and black Ford Transit tipper truck to stop.

“This was a routine traffic stop, initiated because of the manner of the driving and damage to the vehicle.

“Instead of stopping, the truck reversed at speed into the bonnet of the police car. The impact was significant, causing extensive damage.

“One officer required hospital treatment for injuries to his head and hand but has since been discharged. A second officer was assessed at the scene by paramedics.

“A search of the area was carried out following the collision but the truck could not be located. An investigation is ongoing to track it down and identify those involved.”

Anyone with information can call to police on 101 giving the reference 2376/15APR.

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