Video: Surrey cop Tasers the car thief who ran him over
There isn't normally much room for Hollywood-style heroics in the health and safety obsessed police procedure for apprehending crooks, but every now and again a British bobby manages to go spectacularly beyond the call of duty.
Constable Dan Pascoe did just that when his patrol car was rammed by a stolen BMW last month. The 27-year-old was lucky to escape serious injury as he was thrown in the air by the collision.
But rather than feel sorry for himself on the deck, Pascoe brushed himself off and sprinted after the fleeing criminal, eventually bringing him down with his Taser.
The car thief began a 23-month jail sentence yesterday after conviction at Guildford Crown Court. Click below to see what happens when things suddenly get real on Surrey's mean streets.