Lancashire PC commandeers farm vehicle to chase thieves
A quick-thinking police officer commandeered a farm vehicle to chase two suspected thieves through fields.
Police were pursuing a stolen campervan in Preston, Lancashire, when the suspects stopped and tried to flee through neighbouring farmland.
PC Marc Saysell then alerted a digger driver and took control of the machinery to catch up with the men.
Assistant Chief Constable Terry Woods described the constable as "an old-fashioned, common-sense bobby".
The campervan was stolen during a burglary in Thornton, before travelling along the M55 towards Preston at about 3:30 BST on Tuesday.
A police helicopter was also scrambled to help corner the suspects, who were arrested.
"In 24 years of policing, I've not come across this one before," Mr Woods said.