GMP releases a series of videos from the front line to mark #999Day
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The short films have been compiled using Body Worn Video and Dash Cam footage, and show officers from different teams within GMP dealing with real life incidents.
They've been released to mark Emergency Services Day (#999Day) and aim to give a glimpse into what police do on a day to day basis.
You can watch them all here:
This was an incident that occurred in Bolton last December when we attended an address in the Farnworth area to carry out an arrest, before the target threw petrol at officers and set the property alight. With help from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Serve, the man was detained and last week was jailed for breaching a restraining order, criminal damage, obstructing a police officer, reckless arson, affray and actual bodily harm of a police officer and harassment.
In this video, our covert cops from the Tactical Vehicle Intercept Unit clocked a van on suspected cloned plates in Salford. After a pursuit, the van turned and rammed the officers, who thankfully only suffered minor injuries. The driver got away this time, but was later brought to justice.
This excellent job is from last month when the Tactical Dog Unit helped arrest three teenage burglary suspects in Trafford. Well done PD Mel and the rest of our canine cohort - keep up the good work!
Back in March this year, police received several reports concerning an aggressive man at Woodley Health Centre on Hyde Road in Stockport, where health staff had been threatenened, and confronted with knives in the waiting room. The officers involved were extremely brave, and rushed straight into danger.
The man was jailed last month for three years, and the officers were given the John Egerton Trophy for outstanding bravery.