Police ram a speeding car into a TREE to bring chase to a halt

Dramatic moment police ram a speeding car into a TREE to bring chase to a halt after fleeing motorist tried to go the wrong way into on-coming traffic

  • Atif Ayub, 25, from Ward End, Birmingham led officers on a six-minute pursuit
  • An officer hit the side of Ayub’s Seat Leon as he took a turn into on-coming traffic
  • Ayub had sped away from a patrol unit before police intercepted him at 3.45pm
  • He fled and jumped red lights before police ‘stung’ his car and he was stopped
  • Ayub was arrested and at Birmingham Crown Court he was jailed for 12 months

Atif Ayub, 25, from Ward End, Birmingham led officers on a six-minute pursuit through the city as he raced at more than 80mph

This is the dramatic moment police ram a speeding car into a tree after the fleeing motorist tried to go the wrong way into on-coming traffic.

Atif Ayub, 25, from Ward End, Birmingham led officers on a six-minute pursuit through the city as he raced at more than 80mph.

An officer deliberately hit the side of Ayub’s Seat Leon as he took a turn that would have seen him heading into on-coming traffic.

Ayub had sped away from a patrol unit in Saltley before police intercepted him at around 3.45pm on January 17.

He raced away and jumped several red lights before police ‘stung’ his car and he was brought to a stop.

Ayub was arrested at the scene on suspicion of dangerous driving.

Police said he admitted the charge, plus driving without a licence or insurance, and on Monday at Birmingham Crown Court he was jailed for 12 months.

An officer throws a stinger across the road as Ayub swerves to try to avoid its barbs

An officer deliberately hit the side of Ayub’s Seat Leon as he took a turn that would have seen him heading into on-coming traffic

The force said he has also been disqualified from driving for four and a half years and must pass an extended re-test if he wants to get his licence back.

Sergeant Lee Froggatt from CMPG said: ‘Officers have used their specialist training and tactics to bring a reckless driver to a safe stop and prevent other road users being harmed.

‘When Ayub headed the wrong way into Lawley Middleway the risk level increased.

He nearly collides with cars as he shoots through several red lights during the chase. This was when the police decided to stop him

The police car makes contact with Ayub’s Seat Leon and his glass window shatters as the vehicle hits a tree

‘But the officers quickly spotted the road was clear and took Ayub’s Leon out before he could pose a danger to anyone else.

‘This is an excellent example of an appropriate and proportionate use of tactical contact to bring a pursuit of a dangerous driver to an end.’

Police said the controlled tactical manoeuvre enables them to bring reckless drivers to a stop if they pose a danger to other road users or pedestrians.

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