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Drone footage of mountain fire /15P-DRONE1-002
Firefights work to extinguish a large gorse fire on Trendlebere Down, near Bovey Tracey in Devon, which blazed out of control. Firefighters spent six hours dealing with the mountain blaze which covered several acres in South-West England. Read more
Road and air police chase /15I-PD101-038
Dean Beech, Mark Kirk, Pedro Taylor and Jason Hadley hacked into the ATM at Waitrose in Kenilworth with the circular saw, crowbars and a ‘jaws of life’ hydraulic cutter – the type used by fire crews to rescue crash victims from vehicles. They spent eight minutes trying to access... Read more
Taser used on knife wielding robber at shop /15C-PD101-037
The suspect was disarmed and arrested. Today he was sentenced to three years in prison. Wiltshire Police are very proud of all our officers, doing their part to protect the public. The suspect is seen forcing a shop worker and two PCSO’s from the store until he is brought... Read more
London Street Fire (Phone) /15G-PD101-036
Firefighters tackling an underground blaze that brought part of London to a standstill – a day after it started. More than 5,000 people were evacuated from surrounding buildings as flames and smoke shot from a manhole in Holborn. Firecrews managed to contain the blaze on Wednesday evening after dousing... Read more
House destroyed in gas blast /15G-PD101-034
George House, 86, has owned the detached home that was blasted in a gas explosion in Mablethorpe, Lincs., for over half a century. His daughter, Susan House, now lives at the property alone and had taken her dogs for a walk when the explosion took hold. George said: “I... Read more
White van shunts parked car /15G-PD101-033
CCTV footage shows the white van pulling up behind a black Peugeot 207 before shunting it forward several yards. The driver, who appeared to want a particular parking space, then brazenly walks around the van and heads up an alleyway next to it. Dan Lassman, 23, who owns the... Read more
Relaxed man robs bank /15C-PD101-032
Police have issued CCTV footage of the ‘cool’ robber who stole thousands of pounds in two raids by calmly telling staff that he had a gun. The man first struck at a William Hill in Hackney Downs, east London, when he told the cashier he had a gun and... Read more
White rhino born in UK /15A-PD101-031
First-time mother Ruby gave birth to the Park’s first male Rhino on the same day the Park celebrated its forty-fifth anniversary. The tiny calf is healthy and nursing well from Ruby, who is proving to be an exceptional mother. Keepers and a few lucky visitors were present when Ruby... Read more
Underground fire in London /15G-PD101-030
Firefighters are still tackling an underground blaze that brought part of London to a standstill – a day after it started. More than 5,000 people were evacuated from surrounding buildings as flames and smoke shot from a manhole in Holborn. Firecrews managed to contain the blaze on Wednesday evening... Read more
Customer releases rat in cafe /15C-PD101-029
Sneaky Christopher Baker, 28, ordered a slap-up dinner at a bistro – but then secretly produced a rodent from his pocket. He paid his bill but then put the animal on the floor and started screaming ‘it’s a rat. I’m not eating here, I want my money back’. Embarrassed... Read more