Two people arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after police car was rammed during chase

Shocking photos show a mangled police car after it was rammed by thugs following a dramatic chase across three counties and into South Yorkshire.

The officers amazingly escaped without any serious injuries after vehicle thieves smashed into their squad car in the early hours of Thursday morning (December 2).

Leicestershire Police said a van failed to stop before ramming a police car into a wall from behind at 80mph as they tried to escape on the M1.

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Two people were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, theft, dangerous driving and failing to stop for police after they were brought to to a halt in South Yorkshire.

The police car was left mangled after being rammed

Leicestershire Police's Roads Policing Unit shared dramatic images of the mangled wreckage of one of the police vehicles with its front end badly damaged.

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Other photos show the white van after it was boxed in by police at 2.30am following the high speed chase.

They tweeted: "Occupants of this van had been out stealing tonight, they failed to stop & deliberately rammed police cars! Fortunately officers have not been seriously injured! Amazing.

"Van stopped. Two arrested, attempt murder, theft, dangerous drive & fail to stop! Result."

One person commenting on the police tweet said: "Yikes: hope the police folks are okay, looks horrendous. Surprised how little damage there is to the van there, given the state of your motor."

The force replied: "He rammed them from behind into a wall at about 80mph."